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bi·o·var

(bī'ō-var),
A group (infrasubspecific) of bacterial strains distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of physiologic characters. Formerly called biotype.
[bio- + variant]

bi·o·var

(bī'ō-vahr)
A group of bacterialstrains distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of physiologic characters.
[bio- + variant]

biovar

(bi'o-var) [ biological variation]
In microbiology, a term for variants within a species. These are usually distinguished by certain biochemical or physiological characteristics.
See: morphovar; serovar

biovar

a group of strains of a species of microorganisms having differentiable biochemical or physiological characteristics.
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Classification of Ralstonia pickettii biovar 3/thomasii' strains (Pickett 1994) and of new isolates related to nosocomial recurrent meningitis as Ralstonia mannitolytica sp nov.
Reclassification of American Rhizobium leguminsoarum biovar phaseoli type I strains as Rhizobium etli sp.
4,7) F tularensis biogroup palearctica (biovar B) accounts for a minority of cases in North America but is the predominant biovar in Europe and Asia and causes milder disease.
Other studies concluded that several new ribotypes of the biovar Orientalis had originated within the past century: the original Y.
Its two major subspecies (biovariants) are F tularensis biovar tularensis (type A), the more virulent form that is most common in North America, and F tularensis biovar palaearctica (type B), a relatively avirulent form that is found in Europe and Asia.
An outbreak of Ralstonia solanacearum, Race 3 Biovar 2, the pathogen that causes southern bacterial wilt, occurred in one of Goldsmith Plants' geranium production facilities in Kenya recently.
The geraniums may be infected with a strain of Southern Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia solanacerum race 3 biovar 2), an organism included in the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002.
He was the first scientist to isolate the newly discovered strain, called biovar 1, from both seeds and roots of affected cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and dry beans.
Purification and partial characterization of the Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viciae Ca2+-dependent adhesin, which mediates the first step in attachment of cells of the family Rhizobiaceae to plant root hair tips.
fortuitum group has been expanding and recently a third biovar was identified.
The strains were susceptible to erythromycin with inhibition zones between 22 and 24 mm corresponding to biovar I.