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the host in which the sexual reproduction of a parasite takes place

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The sexual reproductive stage occurs in the definitive host, which appears to be relatively species constrained.
granulosus, whose definitive host is a wild canid such as a wolf (Canis lupis) or coyote (C.
Logistic regression, combined with other observations or data, may be a useful method for the prediction of intermediate and/or paratenic hosts of poorly known parasites when the definitive host has had ample dietary analysis performed.
Byrd, 1935), which describe snakes as the definitive host and tadpoles and frogs as second intermediate hosts.
microti shares the same vector tick (Ixodes scapularis), reservoir rodent (the white-footed mouse), and definitive host (the white-tailed deer) as Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete, the pathogens are unrelated and treatment for the two conditions differs.
Another parasite under suspicion for otter deaths is Sarcocystis neurona, whose only definitive host is the opossum.
The predominant definitive host for D immitis is a canine, but other mammals, such as cats, foxes, and muskrats, may be infected.
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1) The life cycles of avian filarioids follow the standard filarioid pattern; these invariably involve a vertebrate definitive host and an invertebrate intermediate host, the latter referred to as the vector.
schneideri in the definitive host has been described previously (Weinmann et al.
embryonated eggs pass in the feces of the definitive host and miracidia hatch and penetrate tissues of a snail (first intermediate host).
Pigs are the primary intermediate host, and humans can be either the definitive host (infected with the tapeworm) or an intermediate host (infected with the cysticercus) (2, 3).
Occurrence of the parasite in moose depends on the presence of a competent definitive host and suitable aquatic snail intermediate hosts of the genus Lymnaea.