Subculturebiology, a subculture in a population of a microorganism is when one microbe colony in such a population is transferred onto blank growth medium and allowed to freely reproduce.
In sociology, a subculture is a set of people with distinct behavior and beliefs within a larger culture. The essence of a subculture, that distinguishes it from other social groupings, is awareness of style and differences in style, in clothing, music or other phenomena.
A culture often contains numerous subcultures. Subcultures incorporate large parts of their mother cultures, but in specific instances they may differ radically. Some subcultures achieve such a status that they acquire a name of their own.
- Religious subcultures
- New Age culture
- Youth movements, frequently associated with a musical style, such as
- Sexual subcultures such as
- "Outsider" subcultures such as
- Thematic subcultures
- Illegal drug subcultures
- Criminal subcultures, such as pickpockets and thieves