Monoxenous development

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A parasite exhibits monoxenous development, or monoxeny, when its development is restricted to a single host species.

The species may be strictly host specific (using only a single host species, such as gregarines[1]) or not (e.g. Eimeria, Coccidia).


  1. ^ Leander, B. S. (1 January 2003). "Phylogeny of gregarines (Apicomplexa) as inferred from small-subunit rDNA and beta-tubulin". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 53 (1): 345–354. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02284-0. PMID 12656194.

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