saprobic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

sa·pro·bic

(sa-prō'bik),
Pertaining to a saprobe.

sa·pro·bic

(să-prō'bik)
Pertaining to a saprobe.

saprobe

(sa'prob) [Gr. sapros, putrid, + bios, life] Saprophyte.saprobic, adjective
References in periodicals archive ?
A strong response to atmospheric [CO.sub.2] concentration may relate to a saprobic (growing on dead plant tissues) lifestyle.
coli 35 180 170 Saprobic Index (Si) Brachionus Encentrum Asplancha Rubens Lupus Brightwelli 85 170 204 Saprobic Index (Si) 3.2 2.4 2.3 6/25 Bacteria determinations: Water Fecal Enterococcus coliforms E.
kiliense is primarily a saprobic soil organism; it can cause opportunistic infections in humans that typically occur after inoculation of the fungus (14).
terebriformis C.Agardh ex Gomont 2,9 1892 S: Indicators of pollution; X: xenosaprobic; O: oligosaprobic; [beta]: beta-mesosaprobe; [alpha]: alpha-mesosaprobic; p: polysaprobic; G: Indication strength; S: Saprobic index.
It may be noted that physicochemical environment of Jaboque is restrictive for many AMI that require water with less organic matter and nutrients; thus, those groups that thrive have adapted to the high saprobic level.
Currently the array of indices used include the Specific Polluosensitivity Index (SPI) [2], the Saprobity Index (SI) [35], the Diatom Assemblage Index for organic pollution (DAIpo) [47], Generic Diatom Index (GDI) [33], the European Economic Community index (EEC) [3], the Trophic Index of van Dam [44], the Trophic Diatom Index (TDI) [13], the Saprobic Index of Rott [32] and the standardized Biological Diatom Index (BDI) [23].
A few of them are symbiotic and remaining are saprobic. Its basidiomes are typically solitary, occasionally subcaespitose, filiform to clavate, ligulate or turbinate, in some species truncate and sterile at the expanded apex without marginal growth, light yellow or light orchraceous, brown, rufescent or ferruginous, flesh rather firm, not brittle, spongy in large fruitbodies (Methven, 1990).
2005), plausible arguments can be made for the likelihood of increased fungal biomass (and resulting sporulation) under climate change scenarios that would include increases in both mycorrhizal fungi to facilitate enhanced plant growth and saprobic fungi to degrade the increased plant biomass generated.
The ubiquitous and saprobic characteristics of the offending taxon (Aspergillus fumigatus), its reduction, or in some instances elimination, were difficult.
competitive abilities of saprobic fungi," Applied Soil Ecology, vol.
Comparative transcriptomics of the saprobic and parasitic growth phases in Coccidioides spp.