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Autotrophic

Definition

adjective

1. Of or relating to an autotroph, an organism capable of making nutritive organic molecules from inorganic sources via photosynthesis (involving light energy) or chemosynthesis (involving chemical energy).

2. Self-sustaining or self-nourishing organisms (e.g. green plants, algae, and certain bacteria) that have the ability to synthesize their own food from inorganic materials, e.g. carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


Supplement


Related forms: autotroph (noun), autotrophy (noun).
Compare: heterotrophic.
See also: photosynthetic, chemosynthetic.


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Re: photoautotroph and photoheterotroph difference?

... their nutrients. So photoautotrophs form the basis of the food chain and basically keep the world running. Mixotrophic is when an organism is both autotrophic and heterotrophic.

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by cash
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:40 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: photoautotroph and photoheterotroph difference?
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Gene deletion

... for some amino acid or vitamine or something. And you use the missing gene instead of antibiotic resistance gene, so that your transformants are autotrophic (i.e. grow on media without the supplement contrary to the WT). And they even used system where they could remove the selection gene easily. ...

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by JackBean
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene deletion
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Re: Food Web

So, for what I understood, my idea was right. By your means, the fungi cannot occupy position II because it's a position of an autotrophic organism, which the fungi aren't. Thank you JackBean :wink:

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by LeandroLuis
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Food Web
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Views: 6614

Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom

... (amoeba, Paramecium, diatom), telling where it is typically found, how it meets its nutritional needs using and explaining the correct terminology…autotrophic, heterotrophic,parasitic,photosynthetic, etc. and what impact it has to environment (including but not exclusive to man) also if it acts ...

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by Ayeshaa
Thu May 10, 2012 3:14 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom
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Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom

... (amoeba, Paramecium, diatom), telling where it is typically found, how it meets its nutritional needs using and explaining the correct terminology…autotrophic, heterotrophic,parasitic,photosynthetic, etc. and what impact it has to environment (including but not exclusive to man) also if it acts ...

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by Ayeshaa
Tue May 08, 2012 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom
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