alternate host


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alternate host

n.
1. One of two species of host on which some pathogens, such as certain rust fungi, must develop to complete their life cycles.
2. A species of host other than the principal host on which a parasite can survive.
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The league is directed "to inspect all coconut products and alternate host capable of harboring coconut pest.
If not, then the BCCI needs to inform the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) of the same so that an alternate host country can be finalised.
poses a major threat to North American agriculture as the alternate host for Puccinia species causing rust diseases on small grain crops.
Since no Test team is willing to tour Pakistan due to security reasons, the UAE is acting as the alternate host for the PCB.
Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) can easily be mass-reared at low cost, and used as an alternate host for the parasitoid Palmistichus elaeisis Delvare & LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) (Zanuncio et al.
Buckthorn is the alternate host of crown rust and is where the fungus sexually recombines.
Chennai, which hosted South Africa during their tour earlier in the year, was offered as an alternate host for the first Test because it is seen as a city with the least threat perception from a security point of view, which will help ease the immediate fears expressed by some of the England players on touring India.
However, he acknowledged that overcoming the perception of danger will be difficult before the ICC executive board delivers a definite decision within the next 72 hours on whether to move the one-day international tournament to alternate host Sri Lanka.
rotundifolia) is the alternate host of the gall rust disease.
When an economically valuable species is interplanted with a species preferred by the pest, the alternate host becomes a decoy, permitting pest-free production of the desired species.
Since companies control when the alternate host is used, network managers have the opportunity to synchronize data on the back-up host with current operations.

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