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However, these abundances vary depending on the trophic groups with the highest densities recorded for the phytophagous group followed by the fungivorous and bacterivorous groups and the lowest one recorded for omnivorous-predators.
The abundance of fungivorous nematodes in bare soil was significantly lower than under shrub canopies, probably due to the absence of plants that produce litter and root exudates.
Broadhead 1984), although we did not have a chance to examine the mouthparts of Proteaphila to check for the characteristic fungivorous modifications of the labellum described by Broadhead.
Springette (1979) recognized that fungivorous species, in particular, are reduced in number and density following a fire.
Fungivorous genera included Aphelenchus, Aphelenchoides, Ditylenchus, and Nothotylenchus.
They live in huge niches and include phytophagous, fungivorous and predacious species (2).
Egg Chamber production, egg protection and clutch size among fungivorous beetles of the genus Eumicrota (Coleoptera:Staphylinidae) and their evolutionary implications.
carolinianus is considered to be fungivorous (Pilsbry 1948; Ingram 1949).
Fungivorous nematodes were the second most abundant group, accounting for 5 23% of the total abundance, but there was no apparent change in their abundance over time.
This is based on the assumption that the adults are fungivorous grazers, although Pachyopella ornata (Melander) was found to be a liquid-feeder by Broadhead (1984).
Tylenchidae with small stylets and short or filiform tails were classified as fungivorous rather than as plant associates (Yeates et al.