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Host pathogen relation

Definition (

Host-pathogen interactions are the interactions taking place between a pathogen (e.g. virus, bacteria) and their host (e.g. humans, plants). By definition, all pathogens damage their host to some extent. In fact, viruses can also infect bacteria and thus used as antimicrobial treatment (phage therapy). (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Biological interaction
N/AHost parasite relations
Immune response

This term is used for the following terms: 
Host pathogen interaction
Host pathogen systems

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