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, pl.


(haw-stō'rē-ŭm, -stō'rē-ă),
An organ to absorb nutriment.
[Mod. L. fr. L. haustus, drinking in or draw up]


  1. a specialized development of the end of a HYPHA in parasitic fungi, penetrating a cell of the host and forming a food-absorbing organ.
  2. (in other parasitic plants) the organ that penetrates the host and acts as a food-absorbing organ.
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Bacterial isolates in combination with carboydrates (used as substrate) increased the efficacy of microorganisms in reducing germination and haustoria of Striga.
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In both years, egyptian broomrape was completely controlled by soil solarization because the treatment did not allow the development and emergence of shoots, underground haustoria, or tubercles on the cucumber roots.
Haustorial initiation percentage was calculated at 5 d by dividing the number of germinated striga seed having recognizable haustoria by the number of germinated weed seeds within the 3-mm sorghum root zone.
It twines its way around plants and sends haustoria, which are rootlike structures, into your plants' vascular systems, sucking up water and minerals from your plants' xylem, and taking in sugars from your plants' phloem.
Its root-like organs, called haustoria, seek out the roots of nearby crops, then rob them of water, nutrients, and life.
infests its host by coiling around the host stem or leaf and sending haustoria into the host's vascular system (Kelly 1992).
Fungi attack algal filaments by specialized hyphal branches, or haustoria, and often continue to grow inside algal filaments.
Mildew hyphae grow on the exterior of the plant and remove nutrients from their host via haustoria sent into epidermal cells.
The role of degrading enzymes are very important in mycoparasitism process that enable Trichoderma to derive the nutrients from the host via haustoria (Kubicek et al.