fungivorous


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fungivorous

[fən′jiv·ə·rəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on or in fungi.
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If the material is readily decomposed by bacteria, the succession to fungal decomposition can proceed, leading to an increase in the abundance of fungivorous nematodes.
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.
Diet: This genus is considered to be fungivorous (Krantz 2009).
Most of them belong to Tarsonemus genus, which is comprised of fungivorous species (Lindquist 1986).
The specialization in using 1 or few parts of fungi has led to special adaptations of the mouthparts, ovipositor, feeding habits, and life cycle of fungivorous organisms (Lawrence 1989).
Orientation of specialist and generalist fungivorous ciid beetles to host and non-host odours.
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.
Interestingly, Rueda (1989) found rabbit pellets to be a superior diet for Sarasinsula plebia (Fischer, 1868), though this slug is phytophagous rather than fungivorous.
Spatial and temporal heterogeneity creates windows of opportunity and regulates the interactions among plants, fungi, and the fungivorous microfauna in soil, which at the same time contributes to increase the fungal diversity in arid ecosystems.
Fungivorous genera included Aphelenchus, Aphelenchoides, Ditylenchus, and Nothotylenchus.