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species-specific

 [spe´shēz-spĕ-sif´ik]
characteristic of a particular species; having a characteristic effect on, or interaction with, cells or tissues of members of a particular species; said of an antigen, drug, or infective agent.

spe·cies-·spe·cif·ic

(spē'shēz-spĕ-sif'ik),
Characteristic of a given species; serum that is produced by the injection of immunogens into an animal, and that acts only on the cells, protein, etc., of a member of the same species as that from which the original antigen was obtained.

species-specific

/spe·cies-spe·cif·ic/ (-spĕ-sif´ik)
1. characteristic of a particular species.
2. having a characteristic effect on, or interaction with, cells or tissues of members of a particular species; said of an antigen, drug, or infective agent.

species-specific

(spē′shēz-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk, -sēz-)
adj.
Limited to or found only in one species: a species-specific antibody; a species-specific virus.

spe′cies-spec′i·fic′i·ty (-spĕs′ə-fĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

species-specific

Etymology: L, specere, to see, facere, to make
1 characteristic of a particular species.
2 having a characteristic effect on, or interaction with, cells, tissues, or membranes of a particular species, said of an antigen, drug, or infective agent.

spe·cies-spe·cif·ic

(spē'shēz spĕ-sif'ik)
Characteristic of a given species; serum that is produced by the injection of immunogens into an animal, and that acts only on the cells or protein, of a member of the same species as that from which the original antigen was obtained.

species-specific

characteristic of a particular species; having a characteristic effect on, or interaction with, cells or tissues of members of a particular species; said of an antigen, drug or infective agent.
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In this study, we demonstrate the species-specificity of sperm activation by egg-derived factors.
In the present study, the specificity of sperm chemotaxis among the studied ascidians presented some species-specificity, while the cross-specificity seemed to be complicated.
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If these effects are real, they would reinforce rather than weaken the patterns of species-specificity established during colonization.
The diversity of mechanisms underlying species-specificity in Cecropia-ant relationships may be a direct consequence of the independent (or horizontal) dispersal of symbionts.
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Thus knowledge of the evolution of species-specificity at genetic loci involved directly in mate recognition could contribute to an understanding of biological diversification.
An understanding of how species-specificity can arise in the fertilization process may contribute to an understanding of speciation.
Within that time, species-specificity of fertilization has arisen, making many of the possible crosses between these urchins incompatible (Kelso, 1970; Branham, 1972; Uehara et al.