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#1 pito

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 12:05 PM

Hello all,

 

is the term "chylotrophic" a commonly used one in English or not really?

It is a term to describe external digestion (as fungi for example do)

 

thanks in advance.


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Posted 17 April 2020 - 05:21 PM

Not commonly used, I consider myself fairly literate and didn't know the term



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 12:17 PM

Not commonly used, I consider myself fairly literate and didn't know the term

Yeah, I figured it is something hardly used.

 

Do you have an idea what they use? Or is there no term to describe "external digestion" in english?


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Posted 19 April 2020 - 02:15 AM

I don't think there is any comparable word, though a description might be "external digestion". From the form of the word I would have guessed that it meant something like moving in the direction of (a la tropism) chyle, not the movement of chyle.



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Posted 20 April 2020 - 03:10 PM

Suggest the term saprophytic betters described the fungal process.  Appears roots chylo (juice) and trophic (nutrition) drive in that direction.

 

How are you Pito?  Haven;t heard from you in a while.


Edited by Phil Geis, 20 April 2020 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2020 - 10:40 PM

Suggest the term saprophytic betters described the fungal process.  Appears roots chylo (juice) and trophic (nutrition) drive in that direction.

 

How are you Pito?  Haven;t heard from you in a while.

Yeah, I guess that is a good way to describe it.

 

I never heard of it before, but I found it by accident in a PhD thesis and could not really find a lot of info about it.

 

To my surprise I now found the paper that originally coined the term!

I think it never caught up with scientist.

If you are curious: 

https://www.jstor.or...fo_tab_contents

and they describe it as:

 

1"Chylotrophic" is here introduced as a new word describing organisms which characteristically absorb organic food in solution instead of making or ingesting it. All saprobes and many parasites are chylotrophic.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I have been busy (and changed jobs, I am in a completely different field now!) and the forum seems to have been pretty calm as well!

How are you?


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