broad host range

broad host range

A term of art referring to an organism’s ability to infect and reproduce in wide range of organisms.
 
Examples
Phages or plasmids that can grow in many different bacterial species, or bacteria which are pathogenic in a range of eukaryotic hosts.
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Pascual added that EPNs possess a unique combination of attributes such as broad host range, high virulence, long term efficacy, easy application, easy mass production, compatibility with most chemicals.
Their sensitivity against three phages indicated broad host range of phages SANF and SA2, and relatively narrow host range of phage SA.
citri has a fairly broad host range within the Rutaceae, we postulated that detoxifying enzyme levels may vary as a result of rearing D.
Typhimurium infections are less susceptible to traditional antibiotics, which is concerning in light of this pathogen's broad host range and potential to spread antibiotic resistance determinants to other bacteria.
It has a broad host range, with more than 900 plant species (Peters, 1998) occurring in ornamental, vegetable (tomato, pepper, lettuce and etc.
Especially given the broad host range of vaccinia, these findings warrant a substantial effort to characterize further the circulation of vaccinia virus in this region.
Many human pathogens inhabit several animal host and environmental reservoirs, and a broad host range is particularly characteristic of emerging diseases (1).
Lyssaviruses can probably adapt with relative ease because their broad host range allows adaptive selection to take place, as evidenced by the emergence of many new cycles in the last 100 years.
ewingii in domestic dogs and ticks in Oklahoma (13), the broad host range of A.
Phyllophaga species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), have broad host ranges and are pests of a number of economic crops in Puerto Rico (Wolcott 1948; Martorell 1945, 1976).