biotroph


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biotroph

(ˈbaɪəʊˌtrəʊf)
n
(Botany) a parasitic organism, esp a fungus
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The causal agent is Plasmopara halstedii, an obligate biotroph oomycete from the Peronosporaceae family, diploid, homothallic, and can reproduce sexually and asexually.
pisi is an obligate biotroph (Huckelhoven, 2005), which grow and propagate through haustoria by redirecting the host's metabolism without causing the death of host (Perfect and Green, 2001; Belanger et al.
Grapevine powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator): a fascinating system for the study of the biology, ecology and epidemiology of an obligate biotroph.
Pleurotus eryngii differs from other members of the genus Pleurotus because it grows as a facultative biotroph on the roots and underground portions of the stem of certain plants (Zervakis et al.