saprobiont


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saprobiont

(ˌsæprəʊˈbɑɪɒnt)
n
(Microbiology) another name for saprotroph
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Reductions in vegetative growth and biomass production of Aspergillus flavus (Link) on PDA medium after several passages through Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) have been reported, indicating that the capacity of a fungus to grow as a saprobiont may be reduced by forced passage through the host insect (Scully and Bidochka 2005).