opportunistic species

opportunistic species

[¦äp·ər‚tü¦nis·tik ′spē·shēz]
(ecology)
Species characterized by high reproduction rates, rapid development, early reproduction, small body size, and uncertain adult survival.
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These fungi comprised a variety of potential and opportunistic species of fungi which were also in accordance with previous literature3 (Table-2).
aurita is a generalistic, and opportunistic species, seasonal variations in resource availability seem to affect its diet (Lessa & Geise 2010).
This is the second most common fungal disease in immunocompromised patients, but some opportunistic species infect immunocompetent hosts.
In these cases, the opportunistic species would be favored by the increase of food availability, as a result of discarded organisms (Britton & Morton, 1994; Morton, 1995, 2006; Escolar et al.
Epidemiology: Lernaea cyprinacea is an opportunistic species which infecting the fishes of many families and widely distributed in Eurasia, North America and Southern Africa mainly via translocation of edible ornamental cyprinids [15].
Ever since it was built some 145 years ago, the Suez Canal has acted as a corridor for the invasion of foreign species into the Mediterranean, Galil explained: As aggressive, opportunistic species arrive in the Mediterranean, they quickly spread without natural enemies such as parasites or predators to check them.
quelen behaves as an opportunistic species that exploits the resources available at the environment and the intensity of consumption of food items of allochthonous and autochthonous origin may depend on the order of lotic systems and the kind of interaction between the marginal vegetation and the water system, and it consists mainly by allochthonous items to the diet of fishes in environments of lower order and autochthonous items in those living in larger environments.
The succession of species starts with the decay of any organic matter that has built up during the dry phase, breaking down to provide food for a bacterial bloom, and can finish with opportunistic species of birds which have the mobility to exploit ephemeral resources.
A statistically significant correlation was found between the proportion of opportunistic species (calculated based on biomass data) and the concentrations of total nitrogen and Chl a.
But some opportunistic species such as crows and common myna are increasing in number because they have adjusted themselves according to the changing habitat conditions.
The decline in habitat quality for wildlife due to landscape fragmentation and the colonisation of opportunistic species has also reduced wildlife populations.
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