Glossary Term: Parasitic Fungi

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.

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