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epiphyte

/ep·i·phyte/ (ep´ĭ-fīt) an external plant parasite.epiphyt´ic

epiphyte

a plant such as some mosses and some orchids, that grows attached to another and uses it solely for purposes of support, doing it no harm, there being no parasitic association.
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It is well known that epiphytic LAB play a major role in natural silage fermentation, and their numbers become a significant factor in predicting the adequacy of silage fermentation and determining whether or not to apply bacterial inoculants to silage materials (Kozaki et al.
It is clear that further studies with broader sampling of different geographic strains are required to understand the biogeography and population differentiation in these epiphytic dinoflagellates.
In natural fermentation, the epiphytic LAB numbers of forage have become a significant factor in predicting the adequacy of silage fermentation and determining whether or not to apply bacterial inoculants to silage materials [17,18].
Characterization of Epiphytic Bacterial Communities from Grapes, Leaves, Bark and Soil of Grapevine Plants Grown, and Their Relations.
Niche assembly of epiphytic bryophyte communities in the Guianas: a regional approach.
The floristic inventory of vascular epiphytic species was conducted from June 2008 to May 2009, when samples of fertile plant material were collected and processed according to Mori, Silva, Lisboa and Coradini (1989).
In other epiphytic species, such as orchids, which lack morphological structures for litter accumulation, the presence of detritivorous arthropods is really low (Stuntz et al, 2002).
Conservation driven propagation of an epiphytic orchid (Epidendrum nocturnum) with a mycorrhizal fungus.
For a second time this year, scientists from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens collaborated with colleagues from Caves Branch Botanical Gardens (CBBG) as well as the University of Belize Environmental Research Institute to conduct a country-wide inventory of epiphytic plants in Belize.
Changes in the epiphytic lichen composition related with air quality in the city of Loja (Ecuador)