Saprotroph - definition of saprotroph by The Free Dictionary
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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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Two fungal OTUs varied in relative abundance due to amendment type: the soil saprotroph
Microascus brevicaulis was present in PL but absent in NIL and FERT treatments, and an unassigned Ascomycota was present in PL and FERT but absent in NIL treatments.
fumigatus, a saprotroph
, is widespread in nature, and typically found in soils and decaying organic matter (Kumar et al., 2016b).
It was first described by Coker (1923) as water saprotroph
from North America.
For a long time the degree of impurity of the water used has been measured by the microorganisms present (the saprotroph
It is also potentially an important carbon source for microorganisms living on plant material, either as a saprotroph
or a pathogen (7).
sulphureus combines properties of both facultative saprotroph
and facultative parasite .