photolithotrophic autotrophs


photolithotrophic autotrophs
Organisms that use light energy, an inorganic electron source (e.g., H2O, H2, H2S), and CO2 as a carbon source.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Phototroph — Photoautotrophs or Phototroph ( Gk : photo = light, auto = self, troph = nourishment) are organisms (commonly plants) that carry out photosynthesis. Energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water are converted into organic materials to be used in …   Wikipedia


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