necrotrophic


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necrotrophic

or

saprophytic

(of microorganisms and plants) feeding on dead tissue. In the case of the necrotroph, the tissue may have died as the result of an initial feeding. See SAPROPHYTE; compare BIOTROPHIC.
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Genetic effect of differentially regulated fungal response genes on resistance to necrotrophic fungal pathogens in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.
Plant defense mechanisms are activated during biotrophic and necrotrophic development of Colletotrichum graminicola in maize.
Cellular responses required for oxidative stress tolerance; colonization; and lesion formation by necrotrophic fungus Alternaria alternata in citrus.
Arabidopsis histone methyltransferase SET DOMAIN GROUP8 mediates induction of the jasmonate/ethylene pathway genes in plant defense response to necrotrophic fungi.
Strategies for biological control of necrotrophic fungal foliar pathogens.
STAGONOSPORA NODORUM BLOTCH caused by the necrotrophic fungus Stagonospora nodorum (Berk.
Both fungi have a necrotrophic nature, but occasionally they are seen penetrating living cells.
Loculoascomycetes, Pleosporales), a facultatively saprophytic, necrotrophic pathogen that attacks many crucifers, especially in the genus Brassica (Gabrielson 1983).
In this model, the fungus initially grows biotrophically, without inducing symptoms, but later, in the necrotrophic phase, the fungus induces decay of the host cells causing symptoms (LATUNDEDADA et al.