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Words related to parasitism

the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

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fragariae might be hemibiotrophic (obtaining nutrients from living cells before becoming necrotrophic [obtaining its nutrients from host cells it had previously killed]) while C.
Arabidopsis histone methyltransferase SET DOMAIN GROUP8 mediates induction of the jasmonate/ethylene pathway genes in plant defense response to necrotrophic fungi.
Both fungi have a necrotrophic nature, but occasionally they are seen penetrating living cells.