physiologic race

variants: or less commonly physiologic form

Definition of physiologic race

: a biotype or group of biotypes within a taxonomic group distinguished by some physiological peculiarity (as host preference, chemical dependence, or pathogenicity) used especially of economically important fungi, insects, or bacteria

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“Physiologic race.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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