semiparasitic


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sem·i·par·a·site

 (sĕm′ē-păr′ə-sīt′, sĕm′ī-)
sem′i·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
sem′i·par′a·sit·ism (-sĭ-tĭz′əm) n.

semiparasitic

(ˌsɛmɪˌpærəˈsɪtɪk)
adj
1. (Botany) (of plants, such as mistletoe) obtaining some food from a host but undergoing photosynthesis at the same time
2. (Biology) (of bacteria or fungi) usually parasitic but capable of living as a saprotroph
semiparasite n
semiparasitism n
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Adj.1.semiparasitic - of or relating to plants that are semiparasites
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The sole indicator species for Disturbed sites, bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata), is a semiparasitic plant often found on sandy, gravelly, or heavily grazed sites (Zentz and Jacobi, 1989; Leicht-Young et al.
During the last years, considerable number of fungi and pathogenic insects on cypress in Hassan Abad region has been reported among which diplodia pinea could be pointed as die back agent, GondermaLuideaKaresta as root and trunk decay agent, Trametes Pubescenspilat that lives on cypress trees root and trunk as semiparasitic form and pestlotipsis funereal as die back agent cypress trees in the other parts of Mazandaran.