[Tex/LaTex] How to tab the whole subitem


I'm typing up a document that requires subitems (ex: 1. a), b), etc.). I have been able to do this by using \subitem but what really bugs me is that only this first line of the subitem has a indent (tab) and what follows after does not conform to that indent. Does that make sense? Here's a picture of what I'm talking about in case it doesn't:

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I tried using \setlength{\parindent}{0.25cm} but that didn't work. I am using the enumitem package, but I haven't looked into it very throughly so maybe there's something there that I haven't tried. I would really appreciate if anyone has any suggestions as to how to resolve this semi-annoying problem. Thanks in advance!

EDIT The code I'm using (a portion of it):

\item \textit{CC DD} and \textit{cc dd} individuals were crossed to each other, and the $\mathrm{F_{1}}$ generation was backcrossed to the \textit{cc dd} parent. 903 \textit{Cc Dd}, 897 \textit{cc dd}, 98 \textit{Cc dd}, and 102 \textit{cc Dd} offspring resulted. 

\subitem a. How far apart are the \textit{c} and \textit{d} loci?

\subitem b. What progeny and in what frequencies would you expect to result from testcrossing the $\mathrm{F_{1}}$ generation from a \textit{CC dd} X \textit{cc DD} cross to \textit{cc dd}?

Best Answer

Just embed one enumerate environment in another:

\usepackage{lipsum} % just for some dummy text
\item \lipsum[1]
\item \lipsum[2]
\item \lipsum[3]
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