saprotroph

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saprotroph

(ˈsæprəʊˌtrəʊf)
n
(Microbiology) any organism, esp a fungus or bacterium, that lives and feeds on dead organic matter. Also called: saprobe or saprobiont
saprotrophic adj
ˌsaproˈtrophically adv
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2012) state that the saprotrophic fungal diversity was not affected by the chemical properties of ultramatic soils.
Conversely, when C is added above the needs of the saprotrophic competitors, the germination of pathogens may be stimulated and fungistasis broken (Campbell, 1989).
Relationships between the litter colonization by saprotrophic and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with depth in a tropical forest.
2012 Saprotrophic competitiveness and biocontrol fitness of a genetically modified strain of the plantgrowthpromoting fungus Trichoderma hamatum GD12.
The mycetoma usually occurs by introduction of its causative agent present in saprotrophic soil source into subcutaneous tissue, probably by accidental trauma by thorns or splinter injury.
This is not surprising because ECM fungi have evolved from saprotrophic ancestors on several independent occasions (Hibbett et al.
Differential response of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungal mycelium from coniferous forest soils to selected monoterpenes.
A few records of saprotrophic micro fungi (26 species) are available, presenting a very large percentage of first described species (88%).