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host range

All the various organisms that a parasite or pathogen is capable of infecting.
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The late blight disease-causing-pathogen is seriously deadly to tomato due to its biology, wide host range and difficulties in managing it.
The purpose of this study was to understand the temperature-dependent development and host range of A.
What makes you an appealing host range versus your competitor?
In general, definitive claims of host range restrictions are absent from mycoplasma literature, because "assumptions about restricted host range of mycoplasmas, based on the host from which they were first or frequently isolated, are usually made in the context of nearly complete absence of representative sampling of the vast majority of potential vertebrate hosts" (9).
We extend the host range of Collyriculm faba to include apodiform birds (Apus apus, Apus melba, and Apus pallidus) and the passerine Sitta europaea (Eurasian nuthatch).
In the current study, the susceptibility of milk isolated bacterial strains against three phages (SA, SANF and SA2) indicated broad host range of SANF and phage SA2 while SA indicated relatively narrow host range than others.
Determination of Host Range. The host range of isolated phages was determined by spot test using 20 different bacterial strains.
The moth Idiophantis has not yet been identified to species, nor has it been tested for its potential host range. The goal of subsequent trips to Malaysia will be to collect and rear populations for both host-range testing and identification.
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV, genus: Cucumovirus, family: Bromoviridae) is one of the most widespread plant viruses in the world with extensive host range infecting about 1000 species including cereals, fruits, vegetables and ornamentals and its economic impact, CMV has been considered as one of the most important viruses (Roossinck, 1999; Palukaitis and Arenal, 2003).
Pot experiments were conducted under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the symbiotic efficiency and host range of several Rhizobium isolates on woody tree legumes and cross-nodulation between local Acacia trees grown in Central Saudi Arabia.
The fly ha s a huge host range including cultivated and non-cultivated plants [10].