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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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WHITER & KUNG (2001) reported that only 10% of the total population of epiphytic LAB on forages could grow on a modified, selective agar with a water activity of 0.952 (corresponding to forage with a dry matter content of 50%), suggesting that epiphytic LAB is not very osmotolerant.
Selected indices of fermentation and chemical composition in Stylo legume after 30 days of ensiling with (yes) or without (no) dried mao pomace (DMP) and either without (no) or with fermented juice of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (FJLB) or Lactobacillus paraplantarum (LPP).
The epiphytic LAB on rice straw were less than 1.0x[10.sup.5] cfu/g FW The number of aerobic bacteria were higher than that for moulds and yeasts, which were more than 1.0x[10.sup.6] cfu/g FW.
Effect of forest disturbance on abundance and distribution of epiphytic bromeliads and orchids.
Epiphytic diatoms along environmental gradients in Western European shallow lakes.
The epiphytic lichen samples were collected in 2015 over the territory of the Barguzin Nature Reserve (the Republic of Buryatia).
Effects of the exotic macrophyte, para grass (Urochloa mutica), on benthic and epiphytic macroinvertebrates of a tropical floodplain.
Topographic and forest-stand variables determining epiphytic lichen diversity in the primeval beech forest in the Ukrainian Carpathians.
Because bark chemical factors are important for epiphytic species, soil properties might affect the composition of the epiphytic vegetation [24].
In the last decades, atmospheric deposition of metals in the urban environment has been investigated by using thalli of the epiphytic lichen Flavoparmelia caperata as quantitative biomonitors [16, 24, 25].