autoecious definition

  • adjective:
    • Having all stages of a life pattern occurring for a passing fancy host.
    • Pertaining to a fungus, most often a rust, completing its life cycle on a single host.
    • Moving through all its stages using one number, as certain parasitic fungi; -- contrasted with heterœcious.
    • of parasites particularly rust fungi; completing the complete life pattern on a single number
  • others:
    • In bryology, having both male and feminine inflorescence for a passing fancy plant; monœcious. Three modifications tend to be cladautœcious, goniautœcious, and rhizautœcious. In addition written autoicous.
    • In mycology, driving through all its phases of development for a passing fancy number, as certain species of the genus Puccinia.

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