mycophagous

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mycophagous

[mī′käf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on fungi.
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Johnson CN (1994) Mycophagy and spore dispersal by a rat-kangaroo: consumption of ectomycorrhizal taxa in relation to their abundance.
May teamed with Andrew Claridge, an ecologist with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, to review the evidence of mycophagy -- consumption of fungi -- and found that 37 species of native Australian mammals have been known to dine on fungal matter.
Role of mycophagy and bacteriophagy in invertebrate nutrition, p.
4) What is the correlation between mycophagy and [Alpha]-amanitin tolerance within the group?
The consumption of mycelium, basidiomes, or spores of fungi is called either fungivory or mycophagy, and may be one of the oldest feeding habits of beetles (Gillott 1982; Lawrence 1989).