coprophilous


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coprophilous

(kŏ-prŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Living or growing on excrement, as certain fungi.
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coprophilous

(of ORGANISMS, typically FUNGI) preferring to grow in or on animal FAECES (i.e. dung-inhabiting).
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Ascospores projectile in ascomycetes especially for coprophilous fungi (Ascobolus immersus and S.
This showed that horse dung is excellent substrate for the coprophilous fungus.
Other herbaceous taxa from pseudomaquis samples include moderate amounts of nitrophilous elements suchs as Aster, Cardueae, Cichorioideae, Dipsacus fullonum, Rumex acetosella, Plantago lanceolata and Urtica dioica, as well as spores of some coprophilous non-pollen palynomorphs such as Coniochaeta, Riccia, Sordaria (maximum of 11%) and Sporormiella (Figure 4).
However, sample 3 appears relatively far from the other with higher positive scores on both CA axes (Figure 7a), since no evidence of grazing (coprophilous NPPs) appears in its pollen assemblage (Figure 4).
Dung fungi and illustrated guide to coprophilous fungi in New Zealand.
Higher values of anthropogenic pollen taxa (Cichorioideae, Cardueae, Plantago lanceolata) and coprophilous fungi in samples from group 7 (Figure 2) indicates that pine forests at lower altitudes are subjected to greater human impact, especially livestock grazing (LOPEZ-SAEZ & LOPEZ-MERINO, 2007).
On the basis of a study of coprophilous fungi from Zulia state, Venezuela, one specie of the family Coniochaetaceae, with cleistothecial ascocarp and ascospores with germ pore was isolated from dove dung.
During a continuing study of coprophilous fungi in Venezuela, a new genus, Lophotrichus, including two especies L.
During a study of coprophilous fungi in 1999-2000 in 17 municipalities of Zulia state, Venezuela, were collected 250 animal dungs samples to determine the apperance of coprophilus fungi.
During a study of coprophilous fungi in 1999-2000 in 17 municipalities of Zulia state, Venezuela, 250 animal dungs samples were collected to determine the presence of coprophilus fungi.