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adj. Botany
Having no chlorophyll.
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Mycorrhiza-like interaction between the achlorophyllous gametophyte of Lycopodium clavatum L.
Protothecosis is caused by saprophytic achlorophyllous algae of the genus Prototheca, which are closely related to Chlorella green algae (DILLBERGER et al.
are ubiquitous, saprophytic achlorophyllous algae that cause opportunistic infections in both small animals and disseminated disease actually in the immunocompromised ones [1].
Communities and populations of sebacinoid basidiomicetes associated with the achlorophyllous orchid Neottia nidusavis (L.
Fungi are achlorophyllous, spore bearing, non vascular organism, which reproduce both sexually and asexually and whose filamentous and much branched plant body (mycelium) is surrounded by cell wall made of chitin or fungus cellulose or both.
Martell and Macauley (1981) found arthropods were the most common item and nuts/seeds, fruits, and fungi were less common with green plant matter and achlorophyllous plant matter present in miniscule amounts in stomach contents of 712 P.
Also notable in this regard are families which are heteromycotrophic, such as Petrosaviaceae, Triuridaceae, and achlorophyllous Burmanniaceae and Orchidaceae (Carlquist, 1975; Wagner, 1977).
The spores of all studied species were monolete, ellipsoidal to spheroidal, light to dark brown or yellow, and achlorophyllous.
Fern gametophytes (haploid phase) may also be associated with endophytic fungi; in particular, the subterranean achlorophyllous gametophytes within the Pteridophytes, which are frequently infected by fungal endophytes; hence few studies on this matter are found (Bruchmann 1904, 1906, 1908, Campbell 1907, Whittier 1977, Boullard 1979, Peterson et al.