Definitions

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  • adj. That contains bacteriochlorophylls.

Etymologies

photo- + -trophic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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 [28]).

    Changes in aquatic biota and ecosystem structure and function in the Arctic

  • For the five diel studies carried out in waters with balanced or nearly blanced heterotrophic and phototrophic components of the nanoplankton, CO2 consumption at constant salinity always occurred between 06.00 and 09.00 hrs.

    Hansen and Schmidt: Predicting the Past? « Climate Audit

  • It was previously thought that the algae are purely phototrophic organisms, using only sunlight and mineral nutrients dissolved in seawater to fix CO

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • It was previously thought that the algae are purely phototrophic organisms, using only sunlight and mineral nutrients dissolved in seawater to fix CO2 into biomass.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • When the lights went out, the mixotrophs switched to getting their energy from dead creatures and plants The results show that, contrary to common belief, catastrophic darkness does not completely destroy phototrophic organisms, says Cockell.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • The team found that the phototrophic species struggled to survive, with the majority of individuals dying off.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • "Implementation of easily tunable wavelength specific backscattering on larger scales still remains a challenge, but its realization will have a substantial impact on the efficient harvesting of phototrophic microorganisms and reducing parasitic growth," says Sureshkumar.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • On the contrary, the constant and isolated animal cellular milieu selected heterotrophic alpha Proteobacteria with smaller genomes without plasmids and reduced genetic diversity as compared to their plant-associated and phototrophic relatives.

    Planet Atheism

  • Primary production in a Martian ecosystem is likely to be phototrophic, using carbon dioxide and water.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Basin-wide assessment of phototrophic biomass and sediment characteristics will be obtained from satellite observations and airborne images.

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