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saprobe

 [sa´prōb]
an organism, usually referring to a fungus, that feeds on dead or decaying organic matter. See also saprophyte. adj., adj sapro´bic.

sa·probe

(sa'prōb),
An organism that lives on dead organic material. This term is preferable to saprophyte, because bacteria and fungi are no longer regarded as plants.
[sapro- + G. bios, life]

saprobe

/sa·probe/ (sa´prōb) an organism, usually referring to a fungus, that feeds on dead or decaying organic matter.sapro´bic

saprobe

(săp′rōb′)
sap·ro′bic (-bĭk) adj.
sap·ro′bi·cal·ly adv.

sap·robe

(sap'rōb)
An organism that lives on dead organic material. usage note This term is preferable to saprophyte, because bacteria and fungi are no longer regarded as plants.
[sapro- + G. bios, life]

sap·robe

(sap'rōb)
An organism that lives on dead organic material. usage note This term is preferable to saprophyte, because bacteria and fungi are no longer regarded as plants.
[sapro- + G. bios, life]
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This was attributed to the sawdust's slow decomposition possibly favoring the growth of competitive soil saprobes to the detriment of soil pathogens that use simple organic substrates.
Otomycosis is sporadic and caused by a wide variety of fungi, most of which are saprobes occurring in diverse types of environmental material.
Normally, the fugal strains that produce AF reside in soil as saprobes, but can be transmitted to plant tissues when conditions are favorable (Gourama and Bullerman, 1995).
It is sug-gested that hair of animals carrying fungal biota shed from the animals may also be colonized and utilized by other soil saprobes as carbon and nitrogen source.
Many species occur as saprobes, some live endophytically, whereas others are root pathogens.