Race (biology)

Four different ecotypes, i.e. ecological races, of the species Physcomitrella patens, stored at the International Moss Stock Center

In biological taxonomy, race is an informal rank in the taxonomic hierarchy, below the level of subspecies. It has been used as a higher rank than strain, with several strains making up one race.[1][2] Various definitions exist. Races may be genetically distinct populations of individuals within the same species,[3] or they may be defined in other ways, e.g. geographically, or physiologically.[4] Genetic isolation between races is not complete, but genetic differences may have accumulated that are not (yet) sufficient to separate species.[5] The term is recognized by some, but not governed by any, of the formal codes of biological nomenclature.

Other terms

In botany, the Latin words stirps and proles were traditionally used, and proles was recommended in the first botanical Code of Nomenclature, published in 1868.[6]

Other Languages
العربية: عرق (تصنيف)
asturianu: Raza
azərbaycanca: İrq
dansk: Race
davvisámegiella: Nálli
Deutsch: Rasse
español: Raza
Esperanto: Raso (biologio)
français: Proles
Gaeilge: Cine
한국어: 품종
Ido: Raso
Bahasa Indonesia: Ras hewan dan tumbuhan
italiano: Razza
ქართული: რასა
Latina: Phyle
日本語: 品種
norsk: Rase
norsk nynorsk: Rase
polski: Rasa
português: Raça
Simple English: Race (biology)
српски / srpski: Раса
suomi: Rotu
svenska: Ras
Türkçe: Irk (biyoloji)
中文: 品種