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saprophyte

 [sap´ro-fīt]
any organism, such as a bacterium or protozoon, living upon dead or decaying organic matter. For fungi, the preferred term is saprobe. adj., adj saprophyt´ic.

sap·ro·phyte

(sap'rō-fīt),
An organism that grows on dead organic matter, plant or animal. See: saprobe.
Synonym(s): necroparasite
[sapro- + G. phyton, plant]

saprophyte

(săp′rə-fīt′)
n.
An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that derives its nourishment from dead or decaying organic matter. Also called saprobe.

sap′ro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
sap′ro·phyt′i·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]

saprophyte

An organism that lives on and derives its nourishment from dead or decaying organic matter.

saprophyte

or

saprotroph

any plant or microorganism that obtains its nutrition from dead or decaying organic materials in the form of organic substances in solution. Such organisms are of great importance in breaking down dead organic material. see NITROGEN CYCLE.

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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Our intention in studying and reviewing the antifungal properties in three fungal groups that's mean Aspergillus flavus (saprophyte) Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton verrucosum (dermatophyt) and Candida albicans (yeast) in the first level and also identifying the minimum amount of effective concentration on these kind of fungus and finally on reviewing the effects of this extract on expressing Aflatoxin gene with the method of Real-time PCR.
16 people Saprophyte [38.4%] and 25 yeasts were [61.6%] and in the study of normal tissues by KOH, 25 positive cases have been reported, 13 patients [52%], saprophytic [mycelium], 12 patients [48%] yeast was observed.
Chromobacterium violaceum is an aerobic, gram-negative bacillus usually found as a saprophyte in soil and water in tropical and subtropical regions (1).
Ecomorphotype #1 Ecomorphotype #2 1 2 Ecological group, pathologic role Saprotroph, in some cases Saprophyte, in some cases facultative parasite on weakened facultative parasite on trees.
Documentations as early as 1886 describe this fungus as a saprophyte in the gastro-intestinal tract of reptiles and amphibians.
seeberi has a morphology similar to those of some fish parasites, it "..may also be a parasite or saprophyte of fish and that man, equines, and cattle obtain the infection through water in which fish harbouring the parasite live."
Although mainly a saprophyte that lives in the plant-soil environment, L.
Gram's stain of vaginal fluid shows a decreased or absence of [H.sub.2] [O.sub.2] producing lactobacilli (Doderlein Bacilli) a saprophyte in the vagina to maintain the acid pH, which prevents the bacterial vaginosis.
[2] It is physiologically versatile and flourishes as a saprophyte in warm moist situations in the human environment, including sink, drains, respirators, humidifiers and disinfectant solutions.
Disseminated disease and pulmonary, sinus, bone, CNS and kidney infections have been described in hosts with a variety of underlying conditions including hematological malignancies, diabetes, immunosuppressive therapy and organ transplant [6] .This saprophyte have been isolated from soil, decaying vegetation, poultry and cattle manure, polluted streams and coastal water [7].
is saprophyte and lives in the surrounding environment.