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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This disease requires eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) as an alternate host, so avoid planting this plant if you have hawthorns in your garden.
Control of susceptible weeds such as black nightshade in a tomato field is vital since it acts as an alternate host of the disease.Crop nutrition should be well taken care of by applying the required fertiliser using the recommended rates in line with the soil test analysis as this maintains the crop vigour.
The POC chief also branded as "fake news" that Indonesia is stepping as an alternate host in case the Philippines fails to get it done.
It is also possible that Crassostrea virginica is not the definitive host for Haplosporidium nelsoni, and an alternate host may be involved in which the complete life cycle is achieved and sporulation is regular.
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."
Common barberry (Berberis vulgaris L.) poses a major threat to North American agriculture as the alternate host for Puccinia species causing rust diseases on small grain crops.
The results further showed that weeds played an important role as alternate host of whitefly in tomato crop.
Since no Test team is willing to tour Pakistan due to security reasons, the UAE is acting as the alternate host for the PCB.
Buckthorn is the alternate host of crown rust and is where the fungus sexually recombines.
For almost 100 years, the United States waged a war against currants and gooseberries because they serve as an alternate host for white pine blister rust, a devastating disease of northern forests.
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.

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