semispecies


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semispecies

[¦sem·i′spē·shēz]
(systematics)
The species that compose a superspecies.
Populations that have acquired some attributes of species rank.
Organisms that are borderline between species and subspecies.
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equinoxialis and as before, the Amazonian semispecies does not cluster with the other D.
paulistorum, although it was originally included as another semispecies (Guianan) of D.
Mitochondrial DNA variation among the Drosophila athabasca semispecies and Drosophila affinis.
Heliconius himera is a primarily allopatric semispecies (Descimon and de Maeght 1983) that occasionally hybridizes with H.
Further observations on natural hybridization between two semispecies Phytomyza abdominalis.
Partially successful attempt to enhance reproductive isolation between semispecies of Drosophila paulistorum.