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path·o·gen

 (păth′ə-jən)
n.
An agent that causes disease, especially a virus, bacterium, or fungus.
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pathogen

(ˈpæθəˌdʒɛn) or

pathogene

n
(Pathology) any agent that can cause disease
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path•o•gen

(ˈpæθ ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any disease-producing agent, esp. a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism.
[1940–45]
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path·o·gen

(păth′ə-jən)
An agent that causes infection or disease, especially a microorganism, such as a bacterium or protozoan, or a virus. See Note at germ.
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pathogen

A disease-producing microorganism.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

pathogen

1. A disease-causing organism.
2. A microorganism that causes disease.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pathogen - any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
infectious agent, infective agent - an agent capable of producing infection
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Translations
patogeenitaudinaiheuttaja

pathogen

[ˈpæθəʊdʒen] Npatógeno m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pathogen

[ˈpæθədʒɛn] nagent m pathogène
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pathogen

n (Med) → Krankheitserreger m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pathogen

[ˈpæθəˌdʒɛn] nagente m patogeno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

path·o·gen

n. patógeno, agente capaz de producir una enfermedad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pathogen

n patógeno, agente patógeno
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It now seems likely that no single measure will suffice to meet the challenge of soilborne pathogens. Rather, a multi-faceted approach will be required, one that integrates advances in disease resistance through breeding with closer attention to the factors that influence the survival, activity and spread of pathogen populations in soil.
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Potential mechanisms for root pathogen protection by AM fungi include reduced availability of infection sites on roots, induction of host resistance through such mechanisms as increased chitinase activity or cell wall lignification, changes in root morphology, alteration of the host rhizosphere, and competition for plant photosynthates (for reviews see Azcon-Aguilar and Barea, 1996; Whipps, 2004), and the mechanism is likely to differ among AM fungal species (Wehner et al, 2010).
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