WHAT IS PARASITIC NUTRITION AND IT’S TYPICAL EXAMPLES?

PARASITIC PLANTS AND THEIR NUTRITION

As we learnt earlier that parasitism is an association in which an organism called the parasite though different from the partner called HOST but feeds directly off its host thereby causing harm to the host. So without a host there is no parasitism in place.

So if parasitic nutrition in animals involves two organisms of different species, then there is also what we call parasitic nutrition in plant, and that plants are also living things.

So then what is parasitic nutrition in plants?
Parasitic nutrition in plants is a type of nutrition in plant which a PRIMARY PLANT Lives on another secondary host for survival and feeding.

TYPES OF PARASITIC PLANTS

i. CASSYTHA FILIFORMIS (DODDER) Cassytha is a thin, thread-like stem which normally coils around the stem of anther plant. At intervals, Cassytha sends out suckers which grows through the stem of the host until it reaches the phloem tissue of the host from which it absorbs manufactured food from the host.

Cassytha is regarded as a complete parasite because it absorbs already made food from its host.
Cassytha has no root,
Cassytha has no chlorophyll hence it cannot manufacture its own food

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ii. MISTLETOE: the Mistletoe is a type of parasitic plant commonly found growing on another plant, called the host. Mistletoe is photosynthetic which means it has green leaves and can synthesize its own food.

iii. However it described as a partial parasite because its roots only penetrates into the xylem tissues of the host where it only absorbs water to enable it manufacture its own food through the process called photosynthesis.

PARASITIC PLANTS AND THEIR NUTRITION

As we learnt earlier that parasitism is an association in which an organism called the parasite though different from the partner called HOST but feeds directly off its host thereby causing harm to the host. So without a host there is no parasitism in place.

So if parasitic nutrition in animals involves two organisms of different species, then there is also what we call parasitic nutrition in plant, and that plants are also living things.

So then what is parasitic nutrition in plants?

Parasitic nutrition in plants is a type of nutrition in plant which a PRIMARY PLANT Lives on another secondary host for survival and feeding.

TYPES OF PARASITIC PLANTS

iv. CASSYTHA FILIFORMIS (DODDER) Cassytha is a thin, thread-like stem which normally coils around the stem of anther plant. At intervals, Cassytha sends out suckers which grows through the stem of the host until it reaches the phloem tissue of the host from which it absorbs manufactured food from the host.

Cassytha is regarded as a complete parasite because it absorbs already made food from its host.
Cassytha has no root,
Cassytha has no chlorophyll hence it cannot manufacture its own food

v. MISTLETOE: the Mistletoe is a type of parasitic plant commonly found growing on another plant, called the host. Mistletoe is photosynthetic which means it has green leaves and can synthesize its own food.
vi. However it described as a partial parasite because its roots only penetrates into the xylem tissues of the host where it only absorbs water to enable it manufacture its own food through the process called photosynthesis.

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WEED AND THEIR BOTANICAL NAMES
1. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
2. DISEASES
3. 52. SOIL MICRO-ORGANISMS
4. ORGANIC MANURING
5. FARM YARD MANURE
6. HUMUS
7. COMPOST
8. CROP ROTATION
9. GRAZING AND OVER GRAZING
10. IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE
11. IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
12. ORGANIC MANURING
13. FARM YARD MANURE
14. HUMUS
15. COMPOST
16. CROP ROTATION

  1. IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE
    19. IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
    20. INCUBATORS
    21. MILKING MACHINE
    22. SIMPLE FARM TOOLS
    23. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
    24. THE CONCEPT OF MECHANIZATION
    25. PROBLEMS OF MECHANIZATION
    26. SURVEYING AND PLANNING OF FARMSTEAD
    27. IMPORTANCE OF FARM SURVEY
    28. SURVEY EQUIPMENT
    29. PRINCIPLES OF FARM OUTLAY
    30. SUMMARY OF FARM SURVEYING
    31. CROP HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
    32. PESTS AND DISEASE OF MAIZE- ZEA MAYS
    33. CULTIVATION OF MAIZE CROP
    34. OIL PALM
    35. USES OF PALM OIL
    36. MAINTENANCE OF PALM PLANTATION
    37. COCOA

38.
39. PROCESSES IN COCOA CULTIVATION
HOLING AND LINING
40. YAM
41. LAND PREPARATION FOR YAM
42. DEPT OF PLANTING
43. SPACING OF YAM
44. PLANTING DEPT OF YAM
45. STORAGE OF YAM
46. STAKING OF YAM
47. HARVESTING OF YAM
48. COWPEA
JUTE
49. FORAGE CROP AND PASTURE
50. FORAGE GRASSES
51. SILAGE
52. PASTURE
53. TYPES OF PASTURE
COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES
54. GRASSES
55. LEGUMES
56. ESTABLISHMENT OF PASTURES
57. 201. FORAGE PRESERVATION
58. HAY SILAGE
59. FORESTRY IMPORTANCE OF FORESTRY 206. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOREST REGULATION DEFORESTATION AFFORESTATION
60. DISEASES AND PESTS OF CROPS
61. MAIZE SMUT
62. RICE BLAST
63. MAIZE RUST
64. LEAF SPOT OF GROUNDNUT
65. COW-PEA MOSAIC
66. COCOA BLACK POD DISEASE

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