transovarial passage

transovarial passage

(trăns-ō-vā′rē-ăl)
The passage of infectious or toxic agents into the ovary, a process that might invade and infect the oocytes.
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Certain ticks serve as both vector and reservoir, because the pathogen can be acquired from vertebrate hosts and then maintained across several tick generations via transovarial passage. Primary vectors are Dermacentor variabilis (Say) (American dog tick) in the eastern U.S.
and Sharma, R.C Persistence of dengue 3 virus through transovarial passage in successive generations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Persistence of dengue-3 virus through transovarial passage in successive generations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.