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WHAT DOES SAPROPHYTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Saprotrophic nutrition /sæprɵˈtrɒfɪk/ is a process of chemoheterotrophic extracellular digestion involved in the processing of dead or decayed organic matter. It occurs in saprotrophs or heterotrophs, and is most often associated with fungi and soil bacteria. Saprotrophic microscopic fungi are sometimes called saprobes; saprotrophic plants or bacterial flora are called saprophytes. The process is most often facilitated through the active transport of such materials through endocytosis within the internal mycelium and its constituent hyphae. Various word roots relating to decayed matter, eating and nutrition, and plants or life forms produce various terms, such as detritivore, detritophage, saprotroph, saprophyte, saprophage, and saprobe; their meanings overlap, although technical distinctions narrow the senses. For example, usage distinctions can be made based on macroscopic swallowing of detritus versus microscopic lysis of detritus.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHYTIC» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPROPHYTIC»
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The Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees
Many saprophytic fungi can be weakly parasitic in their behavior, especially if a
host tree is dying from other causes. These can be called facultative parasites:
saprophytic fungi activated by favorable conditions to behave parasitically.
Fungal Allergy and Pathogenicity
Especially, A. fumigatus is known as a cause of multiple airway diseases ranging
from harmless saprophytic colonization, local inflammatory disease in
immunocompetent individuals to life-threatening invasive disease in
Michael Breitenbach, Reto Crameri, Samuel B. Lehrer, 2002
Endophytic fungi can also be neutral (e.g., saprophytic fungi often become
apparent only when the host plants are dying) as well as mutualistic. Most
endophytic fungi of aerial parts remain symptomless and may even form a
Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, Joanne M. Sharpe, 2010
Inoculum Potential and Competitive Saprophytic Activity Many pathogens are
able to colonize dead organic matter, free of prior colonists, when such
substrates are added to naturally infested soil. However, competitive colonization
of dead ...
Jaacov Katan, James E. DeVay, 1991
The Practitioner's Medical Dictionary: Containing All the ...
George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott, 1919
Bioaugmented saprophytic bacteria do reproduce in wastewater treatment plants,
but they cannot outnumber the coli-aerogens that continuously enter the process
in very large numbers. Coli-aerogens are present in millions per milliliter of ...
Michael H. Gerardi, 2006
Rhizoctonia Solani, Biology and Pathology
Several soil factors and treatments may exercise a pronounced effect on the
saprophytic survival of R. solani in soil. The surviving mycelium of R. solani within
precolonized substrates, for instance, appeared to be less sensitive to adverse ...
J. R. Parmeter, 1970
A dictionary of medical science ...
Bact. dela'bens (Wright), found in water; saprophytic. Bact. del'ta (Dyar), found in
water; produces a red pigment. Bact. dendrit'lcum (Lustig), found in water;
saprophytic. Bact. denitrif 'icans (Gay on and Dupetit), found in atmospheric air,
Robley Dunglison, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, 1903
The American illustrated medical dictionary. 1919 : 10th ed
B. implex us, a saprophytic species from water. B. inca'nus, a saprophytic form
from marsh-water. B. in'- dicans, a short, capsulated rod form which produces
indigo by fermentation with the glucosid indican, but in suitable cultures assumes
Molecular Fungal Biology
Lignocellulose. breakdown. and. utilization. by. fungi. M. PENTTILA AND M.
SALOHEIMO Introduction Fungi are the main decomposers of dead plant
material and many fungal species are known as plant pathogens. Saprophytic
fungi are able ...
Richard P. Oliver, Michael Schweizer, 1999
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPROPHYTIC»
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Peffley: What to do with nematodes in the garden?
Many are not pathogenic, rather saprophytic and live off dead organic matter. But a significant number are parasitic and are the causal organism for diseases in ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jul 15»
Ohio field crops face challenges from too much water
Under warm, wet conditions, saprophytic fungi (and even fungi known to cause diseases such as wheat scab) readily colonize wheat heads, resulting in a dark ... «Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net, Jul 15»