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- adj. Of or pertaining to mixotrophy or to mixotrophs
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Imperfectly trophic: applied to chlorophyl-bearing plankton which, because of abundant organic matter in the water, has begun to lose chlorophyl and consequently the power of manufacturing food from inorganic substances.
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Besides these two large, common life-styles there are parasitic protists as well 'mixotrophic' protists.
Work in this area has shown that the microbial food web can comprise a significant fraction of the total community biomass in arctic rivers and lakes, and that energy flow is routed through a diverse trophic network of microbial species displaying a wide array of nutritional modes (heterotrophic bacteria, phototrophic bacteria, phagotrophic protozoa, and mixotrophic flagellates ).
Buffers are multiple and diversified, and include microorganisms, for example mixotrophic microorganisms, microorganisms that fabricate shells, etc., which are considered most efficient on sequestering CD than terrestrial photosynthetic plants.
Besides, there are inorganic chemical processes from which oxygen is released and there are mixotrophic organisms that release Oxygen from water molecules more efficiently than terrestrial plants.
Graham and her colleagues investigated the mixotrophic ability of M. polymorpha by assessing whether M. polymorpha grown in a glucose-based medium is capable of acquiring carbon from its substrate.
Taken together, these results demonstrate that the liverworts have a capacity for mixotrophic nutrition when glucose is present and that mixotrophy and/or the presence of cyanobacteria could be responsible for the stable carbon isotope values obtained from Prototaxites.
Graham and her colleagues hypothesized that Prototaxites fossils may be composed of partially degraded wind -, gravity -, or water-rolled mats of mixotrophic (capable of deriving energy from multiple sources) liverworts that are associated with fungi and cyanobacteria.
Researchers hypothesized that Prototaxites fossils may be composed of partially degraded wind -, gravity -, or water-rolled mats of mixotrophic (capable of deriving energy from multiple sources) liverworts that are associated with fungi and cyanobacteria.
While almost all phytoplankton species are obligate photoautotrophs, there are some that are mixotrophic and other, non-pigmented species that are
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