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The state of being self-sustaining and being able to produce food from inorganic compounds.

carbon autotrophy, ability to assimilate co2 from the air.

nitrogen autotrophy, ability to assimilate nitrate or to do nitrogen fixation.

sulfur autotrophy, ability to assimilate sulfate.

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Do all cells have the ability to perform photosynthesis?

the defining trait of autotrophy is using the energy of light to synthesize organic compounds. Using light as an information source is common throughout the living world - heck, our eyes do it all the time. that does not mean our eyes ...

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by MrMistery
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do all cells have the ability to perform photosynthesis?
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cellular organization

... process by which plants use the sun’s energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars. 17. Producer: organism that makes its own food (autotrophy) and produces organic molecules that serve food for other organisms in its ecosystem. 18. Consumer: organism that obtains food by eating ...

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by ys04573
Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cellular organization
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