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Antonyms for avirulent

not virulent

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Identification of Pseudomonas syringae pathogens of Arabidopsis and a bacterial locus determining avirulence on both Arabidopsis and soybean.
The as-yet unidentified genes that make these factors are called avirulence genes.
Section 3 Microbial Effector Functions: Virulence and Avirulence
Ample theoretical bases exist for the idea that in most cases a "good parasite" will evolve toward avirulence among members of a reservoir taxon with which it has a long-term evolutionary relationship (19), ahhough some recent discussions suggest the contrary (20).
reported that avirulent viruses found in wild waterfowl and bearing the consensus avirulence type sequence R-E-T-R have the potential to become pathogenic when present in chickens (2).