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saprobic

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sap·robe  (sprb)
n.
An organism that derives its nourishment from nonliving or decaying organic matter.

[sapro- + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

sap·robi·al (s-prb-l), sap·robic (-bk) adj.
sap·robi·cal·ly adv.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.saprobic - living in or being an environment rich in organic matter but lacking oxygen
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms


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In addition, the fungus might have both asexual and sexual modes in its saprobic life elsewhere in nature, but it exists only in asexual mode on bats (15).
staphylinus in Estonia confirms the repeatedly expressed opinion about the high plasticity of the species in relation to environmental quality and saprobic condition (Borutskij, 1952; Sarvala, 1979; Kurashov, 1994; Sarkka, 1995).
alternata, is a ubiquitous, facultatively plant-pathogenic or saprobic species known to produce allergenic airborne conidial spores (Sanchez and Bush 2001).
 
 
 

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