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(Microbiology) any organism, esp a fungus or bacterium, that lives and feeds on dead organic matter. Also called: saprobe or saprobiont
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sulphureus combines properties of both facultative saprotroph
and facultative parasite .
2001) showed competitive sequestration of phosphorus between a saprotroph
, Hypholoma fasciculare and an ECM fungus, Suillus variegatus and concluded that the potential for either fungus to out-compete depended on the carbon source available to either competitor.
Ecomorphotype #1 Ecomorphotype #2 1 2 Ecological group, pathologic role Saprotroph
, in some cases Saprophyte, in some cases facultative parasite on weakened facultative parasite on trees.