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subphylum

 [sub-fi´lum] (L., Gr.)
a taxonomic category sometimes established, subordinate to a phylum and superior to a class.

sub·phy·lum

(sŭb-fī'lŭm),
In biologic classification, a division between phylum and class.

subphylum

/sub·phy·lum/ (sub´fi-lum) pl. subphy´la   a taxonomic category between a phylum and a class.

subphylum

(sŭb′fī′ləm)
n. pl. subphy·la (-lə)
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum and above a class.

sub·phy·lum

(sŭb'fī-lŭm)
In biologic classification, a division between phylum and class.

subphylum

a taxonomic group between class and phylum.

subphylum

pl. subphyla [L.] a taxonomic category sometimes established, subordinate to a phylum and superior to a class.
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Not only were there major differences in the ectomycorrhizal fungal species composition of pinyons growing in cinder and sandy-loam soils, but also there were differences in the subphyla of fungi involved in the symbiosis at the two site types.
It now seems clear that hexactinellids differ substantially from cellular sponges and should be differentiated from them at a high taxonomic level (Bergquist, 1978), as reflected in the subphyla Symplasma and Cellularia proposed by Reiswig and Mackie (1983).
Markl's (1986) investigations were designed to elucidate broad phylogenetic relationships of Hcs representing taxonomic categories ranging from families to subphyla.