An organism which lives at the expense of another organism in its area of origin and which may help to limit the population of that organism. This includes parasitoids, parasites, predators, phytophagous organisms and pathogens [ISPM No. 3, 1996; revised ISPM No. 3, 2005]
Source: Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (2006) , ISPM No. 5. pp. 57-79, in: International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 1 to 27 (2006 edition). Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Source URL: Glossary of phytosanitary terms
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Date of entry: 04/01/2007