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master of ceremonies

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presenter

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give

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multitude

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a very large number of things grouped together

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a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there

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a vast multitude

an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite

a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

archaic terms for army

any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event

(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor

the owner or manager of an inn

a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion

(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

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Attendees at the 1992 workshop suggested that an alternate host producing infective stages independently of oysters would most likely be very similar to the oyster (i.e., a sessile bivalve), and the seasonal infection cycle would probably also be similar.
Hugh et al., 2014) mentioned some species of weeds as alternate hosts of B.
Alternate host plants can be used to attract insect pests away from economically prized plants.
BellSouth's new Back-up Frame Relay Service addresses this need by rerouting data to an alternate host computer should an outage occur.
Instead, the issue is whether a specialized insect species encountering a novel host (as a result of geographic range expansion by either the insect or novel plant) encounters more suitable novel hosts if it expands into a hybrid zone or into the range of a (nonhybridizing) alternate host. The number of hybrids that are only a short "bridge" from the parental host is likely to be small relative to the number of parental hosts.
One individual included in this study (#A115, see Appendix 1) was recorded singing the song of an alternate host, L.
Configuration is performed from the front panel of the 5250 ALLY, or with commands in the data stream either from the twinax host or from an alternate host.
"Not only are weeds a problem in and of themselves a (but) many greenhouse weeds harbor other pests, including white fly, and may be an alternate host for important viral diseases," said Joe Neal, a professor of weed science and department Extension leader at North Carolina State University.
TABLE 7: Surveys of alternate host plants along the Napa River, 2010-2011
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) can easily be mass-reared at low cost, and used as an alternate host for the parasitoid Palmistichus elaeisis Delvare & LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) (Zanuncio et al.
In 1966 the Plant Protection Division of Agriculture Canada banned the sale of barberry shrubs in Canada because barberry acts as an alternate host for black stem rust of wheat.
"For the wasps to be abundant in the spring," Williams says, "we need an alternate host for them in winter, when plant bugs are in the adult stage.
Overall, our results highlight the need to continue assessing other Annona species potentially serving as alternate host plants for A.
Paul, Minn., have shown for the first time that stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis, is capable of sexually reproducing on the leaves of an alternate host called barberry, a common ornamental.
The plant species that a fly was reared from will be referred to as the host plant and the other species as the alternate host for that fly.
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