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- adv. In a heterotrophic manner
- adv. With regard to heterotrophy
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Presumably calcification continues as the soft tissues grow and begin to feed autotrophically (by photosynthesis) and heterotrophically (on plankton and bacteria), and the symbiotic algae start to accelerate the rates of calcification as they do in adult colonies.