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Definitive host

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(parasitology) The host at which the parasite spends its final developmental stage, and reaches its mature form


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The definitive host refers to the organism wherein the parasite reaches its mature form. Thus, the parasite at this stage is typically capable of reproduction.

For example, human tapeworm makes use of human as its definitive host.


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Re: MOSQUITO AND AIDS

... This from Wiki on malaria The parasite's primary (definitive) hosts and transmission vectors are female mosquitoes of the Anopheles genus. Young mosquitoes ...

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by MichaelXY
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:10 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOSQUITO AND AIDS
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The Fiber Disease

... such poisons as MEK and acetone. Sulpher has some effect but is not definitive. Placed in 71% alchohol does not kill it, however, 90% solution ... The parasite does not so much "consume" its host as it "replaces" its host. It "layers" itself into ...

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by Sabrina
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 5409491

The Fiber Disease

... such poisons as MEK and acetone. Sulpher has some effect but is not definitive. Placed in 71% alchohol does not kill it, however, 90% solution ... The parasite does not so much "consume" its host as it "replaces" its host. It "layers" itself into ...

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by Cyn-Cyano
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5409491

cool parasite video of snail getting takenover by fluke worm

Several parasites reverse the instinct to flle the light in hosts, increasing the chances that the intermediate host will get eaten by the definitive host. In most cases, no one has figured out how the behavior change is accomplished. ...

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by Darby
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Biology Movies
Topic: cool parasite video of snail getting takenover by fluke worm
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Views: 14880

Morgellons...AKA The Skin Fiber Disease...Terra Incognita!

... such poisons as MEK and acetone. Sulpher has some effect but is not definitive. Placed in 71% alchohol does not kill it, however, 90% solution ... as being "Borg-like." The parasite does not so much "consume" its host as it "replaces" its host. It "layers" itself into the victim and though ...

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by CliffMickelson
Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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