What Is a Saprophyte?


A saprophyte is a dead thing eater. Mostly molds and fungus like mushrooms are considered saprophytes because they grow out of decay and mold.
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A saprophyte is an organism that feeds on decaying matter by secreting enzymes onto the decaying matter and then absorbing what the enzymes have broken it down into. Most saprophytes
An organism that lives on dead or decaying organic matter.
A saprophyte is an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium.
saprophytic: obtaining food osmotically from dissolved organic material; (of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter
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any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria.
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A saprophyte is any organism that gets its nutrition from feeding on dead organic matter, such as dead animals and plants. The most common saprophytes are fungus and bacterium. You can find more information here: http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookglossS.html
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