coenospecies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

coen- +‎ -o- +‎ species

Noun[edit]

coenospecies (plural coenospecies)

  1. (biology) Either of a group of related species that are able to form (often fertile) hybrids
    • 2015 August 10, Bharti Sarin et al., “Chloroplast DNA Variations in Wild Brassicas and Their Implication in Breeding and Population Genetics Studies”, in Scientifica[1], volume 2015, DOI:10.1155/2015/952395:
      Here, it may be suggested that, since DT- Taq I and K1K2- Taq I can distinguish the cytoplasm (maternal lineage) of wild brassicas (used in the present study), they may be used to assess natural hybridization processes within the Brassica coenospecies.