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biotype

 [bi´o-tīp]
1. a group of individuals having the same genotype.
2. any of a number of strains of a species of microorganisms having differentiable physiologic characteristics.

bi·o·type

(bī'ō-tīp),
1. A population or group of individuals composed of the same genotype.
2. In bacteriology, former name for biovar, referring to a variant strain of bacteria.
[bio- + G. typos, model]

biotype

/bio·type/ (bi´o-tīp)
1. a group of individuals having the same genotype.
2. any of a number of strains of a species of microorganisms having differentiable physiologic characteristics.

biotype

(bī′ə-tīp′)
n.
A group of organisms having the same genotype.

bi′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

biotype

Ecology
A physiologic or anatomic characteristic of an organism living in a specific type of environment, distinct from the same species of organism adapted to a different environment.
 
Genetics
(1) A population where all individuals are genetically identical.
(2) The DNA profile of an organism which is defined by its spectrum of biochemical activities, including the enzymes it produces, based on its reactions with various substrates.

bi·o·type

(bī'ō-tīp)
A population or group of individuals composed of the same genotype.
[bio- + G. typos, model]

biotype

a group of individuals that are genetically identical, forming a physiologically distinct race within a species.

Biotype

A variant strain of a bacterial species with distinctive physiological characteristics.
Mentioned in: Cholera

biotype

a group of individuals having the same genotype. Breeds of animals are obvious biotypes. See also biovar.