saprophytic


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sap·ro·phyt·ic

(sap'rō-fit'ik),
Relating to a saprophyte.

sap·ro·phyt·ic

(sap'rō-fit'ik)
Relating to a saprophyte.

saprophytic

living as a SAPROPHYTE.

saprophytic

pertaining to saprophyte.
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Just as you would not control the existence of a growing weed by simply removing a flower, you will not (nor should you try) to interfere with saprophytic fungal growth by removing the mushroom.
Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus found as a saprophytic mold in soils contaminated with bird or bat excreta (at 25[degrees]C).
We also discovered one unidentified species of saprophytic orchid, and suspect there are many others in DSNP, since saprophytic orchids are only visible when in flower.
Saprophytic fungi, deriving their nutrition from dead wood, tend to have higher values than mycorrhizal fungi living in association with plant roots.
The role of saprophytic fungi in antagonism against Drechslera sorokiniana (Helminthosporium sativum) on agar plates and rye leaves with pollen.
dimorphospora was originally isolated from elm wood (DesRochers and Ouellette 1994), and this fungus had demonstrated strong antagonistic activity against many parasitic and saprophytic fungi in vitro and in hardwood and softwood seedlings (Yang et al.
Saprophytic fungi decompose dead plants and animals.
The most common media for the isolation of dermatophytes are Dermatophyte Test Medium (DTM) and Sabouraud glucose agar (SDA) or potato-flakes agar, supplemented with chloramphenicol and cycloheximide to inhibit bacterial and saprophytic fungal growth.
Room temperature (~25[degrees]C) supports the growth of this fungus in the saprophytic phase
Although these fungi are usually saprophytic and ubiquitous in nature, being found in soil and mouldy bread, they can cause serious and rapidly fatal infection in man as opportunistic disease agents (4).
The low background reactivity may be due, in part, to the restricted expression of LipL32 in pathogenic leptospires (17) and not saprophytic forms that are ubiquitous in the environment.
Saprophytic bacteria were present in some scallops when the tissue necrosis reached a high level.