fungivorous


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fun·giv·or·ous

 (fŭn-jĭv′ər-əs, fŭng-gĭv′-)
adj.
Feeding on fungi.

fun′gi·vore n.
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Another study suggested that tydeid mites are fungivorous. DUSO et al., (2005) evidenced this fact in Tydeus caudatus (Duges) through the correlation between this mite and disseminated mildew in the commercial vineyard vegetation, because mite populations on symptomatic leaves were larger than those on asymptomatic leaves.
The nematological analysis nematodes associated with viticulture revealed the present of sixteen kinds of nematode divided according to their diets 4 trophic groups whose phytophagous are the most abundant (Paratylenchus sp., Pratylenchus spp., Tylenchus sp., Tylenchorhynchus sp., Helichotylenchus sp., Scutellonema spp., and Xiphinema sp.), followed by fungivorous (Aphelenchus sp., Aphelenchoides spp., Ditylenchus spp.
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The life history of some species of the genus Dohrniphora have been described by Brown (2010), most of them with saprophagous habits, though there are also known species where the larvae are scavengers, fungivorous, predators, kleptoparasites, and parasitoids.
(2003) relate high numbers of fungivorous nematodes to tough plant tissues that are more easily broken down by fungi rather than bacteria.
Interestingly, Rueda (1989) found rabbit pellets to be a superior diet for Sarasinsula plebia (Fischer, 1868), though this slug is phytophagous rather than fungivorous.
Spatial and temporal heterogeneity creates windows of opportunity and regulates the interactions among plants, fungi, and the fungivorous microfauna in soil, which at the same time contributes to increase the fungal diversity in arid ecosystems.
Plants and mites frequently engage in a mutualism in which plants provide domatia for predaceous and fungivorous mites, while mites provide protection against herbivores and pathogenic fungi.