Definición de saprotroph en inglés:


Saltos de línea: sapro|troph
Pronunciación: /ˈsaprə(ʊ)trəʊf
, -ˈtrɒf/


  • An organism that feeds on or derives nourishment from decaying organic matter.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • In contrast to ciliates, Opalina combined large cell size and the need for fast growth by evolving numerous genetically equivalent nuclei per cell (like siphoneous algae and many hyphal saprotrophs - fungi and pseudofungi).
    • Fungal endophytes and saprotrophs generally play an important ecological role within plant tissues and dead plant material.



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  • Although fungi are thought of as saprotrophic or parasitic, more than one third of the known fungi are involved in mutualistic symbioses.
  • Those illustrated in Fig.4 resemble simple cord-forming, saprotrophic basidomycetes, which are involved in lignin decomposition (L. Boddy, pers. comm. 2001; work in progress).
  • However, if no suitable photobiont is available, the mycobiont can survive in a loose association with other algae or behave as a saprotrophic fungus.


back-formation from saprotrophic.

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