xerophilous

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xerophilous

(zĭ-rŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Flourishing in a very dry environment.

xe·roph′i·ly n.
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(100) (a) Cornmeal agar is a selective nutrient medium to promote the growth of Stachybotrys species; dichloran glycerol is a selective nutrient medium to promote the growth of low-moisture tolerating fungi (i.e., xerophiles).
Following an introduction, main chapters are: The Ecology of Fungal Food Spoilage; Naming and Classifying Fungi; Methods for Isolation, Enumeration and Identification; Primary Keys and Miscellaneous Fungi; Zygomycetes; Penicillium and Related Genera; Aspergillus amd Related Teleomorphs; Xerophiles; Yeasts; Spoilage of Fresh and Perishable Foods; Spoilage of Stored, Processed and Preserved Foods; followed by a media appendix; a glossary; references and a detailed subject index.