xylophagous


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xylophagous

[zī′läf·ə·gəs]
(biology)
Referring to an organism which feeds on wood.
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The objective of the present study aimed to assess the natural resistance of four Amazon tropical wood species used in the production of sawn timber, against infection with xylophagous fungi.
The abundance and richness of folivorous, sap-sucking and xylophagous herbivorous insects were used as the response variables, and habitat and canopy cover were used as the explanatory variables.
Intestinal microbiota of termites and other xylophagous insects.
These assays also enable corroboration of the type of wood rot caused by some species of xylophagous fungi, mainly the traditional Bavendamm test (with tannic or gallic acid), used for many years to distinguish between white- and brown-rot fungi based on the presence or absence of phenoloxidase production, respectively (Kaarik, 1965).
High insect diversity and the wide spectrum of ecomorphotypes represented (zooplanktivorous, herbivorous, carnivorous, scavengers, xylophagous, saprophagous) reflect the environmental mosaicism of wetland systems.
ICA Group's 100%-natural coatings have been designed to offer protection against aggressive environmental agents, such as rainwater, mold and xylophagous organisms.
Taking the rail route, if you want my opinion, is not the most fun part of their expedition, unfurling the chromatic monody of gray wood beneath their six feet, its texture not particularly welcoming for anything not (as they are not) xylophagous.
Wood blocks retained sharp edges and faces without evidence of xylophagous organisms.
In addition to providing substrate and habitat, woody debris also provides food for some xylophagous invertebrates (Pereira et al.