In the studying process for my exam I learned about ways of life of pathogenes in plants. There, it was mentioned, they can live nekrotrophic, hemibiotrophic or biotrophic. As far as I understand, a biotrophic way of living includes being completly dependent on your host. Therefore, those pathogenes do not kill their host.
That sounds like a parasitic way of life. However, I neither found a source that proved me that this is the same nor did I found a source that specifically explained the difference.
I would be very grateful, if some one can explain this to me! Thank you in advance!