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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The fungus is an obligate necrotroph, polyphagous and ubiquitous plant pathogen that can survive as sclerotia in soil for several years even under harsh environmental conditions.
Therefore the present research work was conducted, to see the relationship between N concentration in the irrigation solution and the response of lettuce plant growth and their susceptibility to two selected necrotroph fungal pathogens.
may either be necrotrophs that first destroy host cells and later feed
After an informative preface explaining why the study of plant pathology is important and how to use both this introductory textbook and its accompanying CD-Rom, the first chapter provides and explanation of how plant diseases are diagnosed, the 'plant disease triangle', how to determine the cause of a specific disease, what 'biotrophs' and necrotrophs are, disease cycles and they can be utilized.
The formation of ROS in plant tissues results in hypersensitive cell death, which enables the invasion and spread of necrotrophs in the dead host tissues (von Tiedemann, 1997; Govrin and Levine, 2000; Mayer et al.