Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Virulence

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3984

The quality or property of being virulent, or the ability of a pathogen to infect a host and cause disease; the quality of being poisonous; the disease-producing power of a microorganism.

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