Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Vector

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3943

An agent, normally an animal, carrying a microorganism pathogenic for members of another species. The vector may or may not be essential for the completion of the life cycle of the pathogenic microorganism.

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