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sap·ro·phyt·ic

(sap'rō-fit'ik),
Relating to a saprophyte.
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sap·ro·phyt·ic

(sap'rō-fit'ik)
Relating to a saprophyte.
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saprophytic

living as a SAPROPHYTE.
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Low-molecular-weight organic acids are continuously released into soils by plant roots and by the saprophytic activities of microbes (Strobel 2001).
* In spite of heroic measures to avoid contaminants and adhering to very strict aseptic protocols, it was found in our study that the maximum keeping time of primary candida culture in SDA with chloramphenicol and subcultures in Hi-Media Crome Agar was just 72 hours, after which saprophytic bacteria and various moulds and concomitant pathogens spoil the culture media.
Alternaria species also can be saprophytic or opportunistic pathogens similar to Pestalotiopsis.
Aspergillus and other fungi pathogenic to humans have urease activity are saprophytic yeast that infect humans via the lungs and cause disease, with the severity of infection correlating with a loss of host immune function, and in both cases, the disseminated form of infection is potentially life threatening [41,42].
Many of these fungi have no negative impact on seeds but there also many saprophytic and pathogenic fungi commonly isolated from seeds (Garcez et al., 2000).
There was a significant variation in number of colonies of total, saprophytic and pathogenic fungi among the soil samples.
Protothecosis is caused by saprophytic achlorophyllous algae of the genus Prototheca, which are closely related to Chlorella green algae (DILLBERGER et al., 1988; SIQUEIRA et al., 2008; PRESSLER, 2012).
Fungus, being a saprophytic organism, has been found as the most prevalent organism not only in the soil contaminated with pigeons' droppings, but also the air of such places is heavily contaminated with fungal elements and spores.