Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Vertical Transmission

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3969

Transmission of a pathogen between members of an arthropod species by movement from parent to progeny (transovarial or transovum transmission) or between instars within a generation (trans-stadial transmission). It is usually contrasted with horizontal transmission, in which a pathogen is passed among members of a species within the same generation, or within the same season.

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