necrotroph

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necrotroph

(ˈnɛkrəʊˌtrəʊf)
n
(Zoology) a parasitic organism that kills the living cells of its host and then feeds on the dead matter
necrotrophic adj
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It is caused by the necrotrophic fungal pathogen Ascochyta rabiei (Pass.
While Gupta et al,(21) have isolated a Pseudomonas which showed necrotrophic antibiosis in vitro against Macrophomina and Sclerotinia, restricting their growth by 80.