phototrophic


phototrophic
Any organism that can utilize light as a source of energy.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • phototrophic — pho·to·troph·ic .fōt ə träf ik, trōf adj capable of utilizing carbon dioxide in the presence of light as a source of metabolic carbon <phototrophic bacteria> * * * pho·to·tro·phic (fo″to troґfik) [photo + trophic] capable of deriving… …   Medical dictionary

  • phototrophic — |fōd.ə.|träfik adjective Etymology: phot + trophic : capable of utilizing carbon dioxide in the presence of light as a source of metabolic carbon a phototrophic organism …   Useful english dictionary

  • phototrophic — See phototroph. * * * …   Universalium

  • phototrophic — adjective That contains bacteriochlorophylls …   Wiktionary

  • phototrophic — adj. responding to light stimuli, leaning toward or away from light (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phototrophic — pho·to·troph·ic …   English syllables

  • phototrophic — /foʊtoʊˈtrɒfɪk/ (say fohtoh trofik), / ˈtroʊfɪk/ (say trohfik) adjective (of an autotrophic organism) obtaining energy from sunlight, as in photosynthesis. Compare chemotrophic. –phototroph, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Phototrophic bacteria — are bacteria that use photosynthesis as their source of energy.Galleryee Also* Cyanobacteria …   Wikipedia

  • Phototrophic biofilms — fraction. ). Phototrophic biofilms and microbial mats have been described in extreme environments like thermal springs [Roeselers, G., Norris, T.B., Castenholz, R.W., Rysgaard, S., Glud, R., Kühl, M., andMuyzer, G. (2007)Diversity of phototrophic …   Wikipedia


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