mycophagous


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mycophagous

[mī′käf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on fungi.
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aoronymphium, field studies of mycophagous Drosophila have shown that the different Drosophila host species exhibit interspecific aggregation at the level of breeding sites, regularly utilizing the same individual mushrooms (Jaenike and James 1991).
However, some species are exclusively phytophagous or mycophagous and others occur on carcasses or are predators (Smith, 1986; Marinoni et al., 2001).
However, across their range northern flying squirrels are mycophagous and play an important role in dispersing mycorrhizal fungal spores (Maser et al., 1978; North et al., 1997; Ransome and Sullivan, 1997; Carey et al., 1999; Loeb et al., 2000; Pyare and Longland, 2001; Vernes et al., 2004), involving the squirrels in a squirrel-fungus-tree mutualism that may help maintain the forests (Weigl, 2007).
3:15 BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY OF MYCOPHAGOUS DIPTERA IN NORTHEAST OHIO.
Oribatids are primarily mycophagous, grazing fungal hyphae and spores and, in a subset of species, consuming decaying plant matter permeated by microbial growth.
There is abundant information for the cactus-feeding Drosophila, the Hawaiian Drosophila, and the mycophagous Drosophila, as well as for certain other groups.
Insects in the order Thysanoptera are mainly phytophagous or mycophagous, and obligate predation is limited to only several lineages (Mound 2005).
There is a lack of mycological research on hypogeous fungus and mycophagous small mammals in BHNF.
This study represents the first experimental evidence that acarodomatia benefit plants through increased abundance of a mycophagous mite, which resulted in decreased severity of a plant disease.