Morphovar | definition of morphovar by Medical dictionary
A strain of a given species that differs physiologically from other strains in the same species.
[G. morphē, form, + variety]
morphovar (mor'fo-var) [ morphological variation]
Variants within a species defined by variation in morphological characteristics. See: biovar; serovar
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Transient mutational events leading to phase-variable colonies make it further difficult to identify the bacterium, on the basis of morphovars and pigmentation on selective medium .
pneumonia (non-candidate strains, colony morphovars) using the quick boiling method showed successful amplification.