Parasitic fungi can be distinguished from saprophytic fungi because they grow on and derive their nourishment from live tissues of various organisms including humans, animals, insects, plants, and other fungi. A parasite is an organism that obtains its nutrition from another living organism at that individual’s expense. Saprophytic fungi, in comparison, grow on dead or decaying matter such as woodchips.
Created: 2019-06-26 14:45:56 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2019-08-25 06:41:25 PDT (-0700)