saprophyte


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sap·ro·phyte

 (săp′rə-fīt′)
n.
An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that derives its nourishment from dead or decaying organic matter. Also called saprobe.

sap′ro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
sap′ro·phyt′i·cal·ly adv.

saprophyte

(ˈsæprəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) any plant that lives and feeds on dead organic matter using mycorrhizal fungi associated with its roots; a saprotrophic plant
saprophytic adj
ˌsaproˈphytically adv
ˈsaproˌphytism n

sap•ro•phyte

(ˈsæp rəˌfaɪt)

n.
any organism that lives on dead organic matter.
[1870–75]
sap`ro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.

sap·ro·phyte

(săp′rə-fīt′)
An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that lives on and gets its nourishment from dead organisms or decaying organic material.

saprophytic (săp′rə-fĭt′ĭk) adjective

saprophyte

An organism that feeds on dead organic material, e.g. a mushroom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saprophyte - an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacteriumsaprophyte - an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Translations

sap·ro·phyte

n. saprófito, organismo vegetal que vive en materia orgánica pútrida.
References in periodicals archive ?
Aspergillus is a large genera of fast-growing fungi, found mainly as saprophyte on decaying organic substances and in the faeces of wild birds.
flavipennis is considered a facultative saprophyte because it preferentially consumes decomposing organic matter, straw, and plant residue (GASSEN, 1989; SALVADORI & PEREIRA, 2006), recently it has been reported to cause damage in the blueberry (Vaccinium ashei Reade) plantations (DIEZ-RODRIGUEZ et al.
On the other hand some of Fusarium species were reported as entomopathogens and may live as saprophyte on dead insects (Teetor-Barsch and Roberts, 1983; Sun, 2008).
In 2013, a survey was done by Lopez-Reyes GJ and his co-workers with the aim of studying alcoholic extract's effect and some other herbal types that the researchers in this project used Rosemary's alcoholic extract and its volumetric percentage on saprophyte fungus.
The fungus has a life cycle with a saprophyte form found in its habitat, and a parasitic form in the host (figure 1).
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is considered a saprophyte, being present in soil and water, but it can also be found on skin, mucous membranes, and in feces.
pneumoniae is present as a saprophyte in the gastrointestinal tract, the identification of intramural Klebsiella biofilms has not been published in the English paediatric literature.
Aspergillus species are a saprophyte fungus, and Aspergillus spores can reach the lungs with inhalation [1].
Anaerobic saprophyte fungi, in the main zoosporic fungi, belong to the division Eumycotina, subdivision Mastigomycina and class Chytridiomycetes (Orpin & Joblin, 1997).
Aspergillus is usually a harmless saprophyte but capable of opportunistic infections and therefore found in immunosuppressed or compromised patients,5 IV drug abusers, patients on chemotherapy, transplant recipients and uncontrolled diabetics who are known for altered immune defense mechanisms.
Chromobacterium violaceum is an aerobic, gram-negative bacillus, and a saprophyte found in soil and water in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.
Other isolates belongs to opportunistic pathogenic bacteria or saprophyte.