What Is a Saprophyte?

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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 lives on dead or decaying matter. Saprophytes are normally either a fungus or bacterium and are considered nature's recyclers.
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it's a type of commensalism. saprophytes are organisms that feed on dead or decaying matter.
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An organism that lives on dead or decaying organic matter.
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A saprophyte is an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium.
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sap·ro·phyte
[sap-ruh-fahyt]
NOUN
1.
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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