ectophyte


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ectophyte

(ˈɛktəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) a parasitic plant that lives on the surface of its host
ectophytic adj
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Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are the diverse class of microbes that inhabit the plant root as ectophytes or endophytes, enhancing the host plant growth by both direct and indirect mechanism.