epibiotic


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epibiotic

[‚ep·ə·bī′äd·ik]
(ecology)
Living, usually parasitically, on the surface of plants or animals; used especially of fungi.
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Marine turtles are "natural hosts to epibiotic organisms such as barnacles and algae" she said, but typically not in such large amounts.
Sources of predatory mortality in the bay scallop Argopeclen irradians Lamarck interactions with seagrass and epibiotic coverage.
For example, pond-reared adult Malaysian prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) were noted to carry several epibiotic organisms: green algae Oedogonium crassiusculum and Cyanobacteria, where infested specimens composed 58% of the male population (Smith et al.
Cross-species induction and enhancement of antimicrobial activity produced by epibiotic bacteria from marine algae and invertebrates, after exposure to terrestrial bacteria.
Sources of predatory mortality in the bay scallop Argopecten irradians (Lamarck): interactions with seagrass and epibiotic coverage.
taxifolia and temporal dynamics of its epibiotic meiofauna in the port
By combining aerial imaging with diver- and boat-based observations, comprehensive databases can be generated from estuary-wide surveys of submerged aquatic vegetation, including measurements of seagrass cover in space and time, macroalgal abundance, and shifts in epibiotic inhabitants.
High in terms of both species diversity (417 species identified to date) and in biomass, these communities contribute considerable structural heterogeneity and surface area for epibiotic organisms.
Collections were made by hand in order to retain all endo- and epibiotic associates.