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OPPORTUNISTIC AGENT

Definition

An organism which expresses a pathogenic power only upon a previously debilitated organism. Opportunistic species are adapted to utilize variable, unpredictable or transient environments and typically have a high dispersal ability and a rapid rate of population growth.

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