One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to or consisting of only one species.
- ‘Because the present study deals only with monospecific populations of the two species, we will mention only the intraspecific preferences.’
- ‘No differences were detected in either species whether they foraged in monospecific flocks or mixed species flocks, and therefore, there are no indications of habitat displacement.’
- ‘In addition, there are six genera with three taxa, 10 genera with two taxa, and 71 monospecific genera.’
- ‘Mixed patches of H. wrightii and T. testudinum were found along much of the margin between monospecific stands of these two species.’
- ‘The spatial heterogeneity of a subtidal marine landscape and the areal extent of both monospecific and mixed patches of seagrass species were studied in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.’
- 1.1 (of an antibody) specific to one antigen.
- ‘For final identification of vibrios, slide agglutination was performed with polyvalent O1 and monospecific Ogawa-Inaba antisera.’
- ‘All isolates were tested for polysaccharide serotype and cell surface-expressed protein profile by double immunoprecipation in agarose using monospecific antisera.’
- ‘The strains were serotyped using polyvalent O1 and monospecific Inaba and Ogawa antisera.’
- ‘Protein extracts from Escherichia coli expressing this fusion were subjected to SDS-PAGE, transferred to nitrocellulose filters, and used for affinity purification of monospecific antibodies from the crude sera.’
- ‘By western blot assays the antibody was monospecific against the Mn-SOD of pea leaf extracts.’
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