Saprophytic bacteria - definition of Saprophytic bacteria by The Free Dictionary
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(Microbiology) any organism, esp a fungus or bacterium, that lives and feeds on dead organic matter. Also called: saprobe or saprobiont
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Application of a rapid method for gram differentiation of plant pathogenic and saprophytic bacteria
Suslow TV, Schroth MN, Isaka M (1982) Aplication of rapid method for Gram differentiation of plant pathogenic and saprophytic bacteria
The majority of the soil microorganisms are nonpathogenic saprophytes, but there also exist such saprophytic bacteria
that are pathogenic for human beings and animals.
The tests are useful in eliminating other saprophytic bacteria
that are normally occur together with the pathogen.
Aerobic saprophytic bacteria
are mainly represented by non spore-formers from the Pseudomonas genus, including fluorescent and pigmented bacteria and mycobacteria.