trophobiotic


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trophobiotic

(ˌtrɒfəʊˌbaɪˈɒtɪk)
adj
involving, belonging or relating to trophobiosis
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Systematics of the mealybug tribe Xenococcini (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae), with a discussion of trophobiotic associations with Acropyga Roger ants.
DEJEAN, A., BOURGOIN, T., AND ORIVEL, J, 2000a, Ant defense of Euphyonarthex phyllostoma (Homoptera: Tettigometridae) during trophobiotic associations.
Endophytic bacteria have been found in virtually every plant studied and can form a range of different relationships including symbiotic, mutualistic, commensalistic and trophobiotic. Endophytic bacteria can promote plant growth and can act as biocontrol agents.
The trophobiotic relationships of Liometopum apiculatum Mayr, an edible insect of local economical importance, with Hemiptera Sternorryncha at the Tlaxcala state were studied.
Facilitation of feeding could be especially important for homopterans such as Publilia that have a well-developed trophobiotic organ, a circlet of hairs around the anal tube that retains honeydew until it is collected by ants.