rhizophagous


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Related to rhizophagous: saprophyte, Ergatocracy

rhi·zoph·a·gous

 (rī-zŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on roots.

rhizophagous

(raɪˈzɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Biology) (esp of insects) feeding on roots
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gagates) have a rhizophagous action that attacks soybean roots and inoculates Fusarium oxysporum Schlechtendahl emend.
Moist conditions, a relatively stable temperature, and protection against ultraviolet light from the soil favour the infection of larval melolonthids by entomopathogenic fungi (7), providing them with a high potential to act as control agents against rhizophagous larvae.
As shown in Figure 1, rhizophagous termites caused the death of rice plants, especially in the absence of seed treatment; the termites form underground colonies and feed on the roots of rice plants, debilitating them and then causing death.