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  • Generally, viruses are 'host-specific' only attacking or pirating a single species.

    Marine microbes

  • The scattered angiosperms here and in the foothills supported some host-specific herbivores with associated predators; they were also exploited (especially after exceptional rains) by a number of Orthoptera, Hemiptera, and Lepidoptera derived from migratory African populations and perhaps reinforced at intervals by additional groups of colonists.

    Ascension scrub and grasslands

  • The weevils are host-specific, and do not feed on any other plants or crops apart from the water hyacinth.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Insect pests of intercrops such as Albizzia and Casuarina are host-specific and do not infest oil palm.

    1. Designing integrated pest management for sustainable and productive futures.

  • "It is very consistent with what we know about ISAV in other parts of the world and that is that it's present in a marine reservoir of species and that when given a chance, let's say with net-pen Atlantic salmon, if it can get a foothold it can begin to evolve and adapt to a more virulent and a more host-specific form."

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The mites that most commonly cause mange in squirrels, known as "notoedric" mites, are reported to be host-specific to squirrels and are not likely to spread to cats, dogs or humans.

    courierpress.com Stories

  • Symantec's thin optimization technology leverages host-specific intelligence and standards-based storage hardware.

    Top Tech News

  • These samples are used to help characterize and genetically match weeds in the exotic range with specimens from the native range, an essential component in selecting effective, host-specific biocontrol agents.

    High Plains Journal: Ag News

  • Both preferential infection with relatively resistant HCV variants and host-specific factors appear to contribute to the unusually poor response to therapy in African American patients.

    Elites TV

  • Support comes from analyses showing that avian influenza viruses have evolved into five host-specific lineages: ancient equine - which has not been isolated in over 15 years - recent equine; gull; swine; and human.

    Horsetalk.co.nz Headlines

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