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autotrophic

 [aw″to-trof´ik]
capable of synthesizing necessary nutrients if water, carbon dioxide, inorganic salts, and a source of energy are available.

au·to·tro·phic

(aw'tō-trof'ik),
1. Self-nourishing. The ability of an organism to produce food from inorganic compounds.
2. Pertaining to an autotroph.

autotrophic

/au·to·tro·phic/ (aw″to-tro´fik) self-nourishing; able to build organic constituents from carbon dioxide and inorganic salts.

au·to·tro·phic

(aw'tō-trō'fik)
1. Self-nourishing; the ability of an organism to produce food from inorganic compounds.
2. Pertaining to an autotroph.

autotrophic

pertaining to an AUTOTROPH.

autotrophic

capable of synthesizing necessary nutrients if water, carbon dioxide, inorganic salts and a source of energy are available.
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New instruments make it possible to acquire chemical information about these compounds, so we can begin to compare the organic carbon produced by different autotrophic microbes.
Concerning the physiology of Thiobacillus thiooxidans an autotrophic bacterium oxidising sulphur under acid conditions.
2002) concluded that the subfamily monotropoideae is composed of the autotrophic tribe Pyroleae and two mycoheterotrophic tribes Monotropeae and Pterosporeae.
Factors influencing autotrophic and heterotrophic nanoflagellate abundance in five water masses surrouding New Zealand.
The bacterial colonies isolated from solid medium-A were found to be small (< 1mm), translucent and having sulfur deposits in the center, gram negative, rod shaped, facultatively autotrophic, strictly aerobic colorless sulfur bacterium (Figure 1a & b).
Autotrophic epiphytes are plants that grow upon other plants which only provide physical support and are not parasitized.
Regular surveys of algal blooms (both phytoplankton and macroalgae) must be conducted in the coastal bays to identify key autotrophic responses to nutrient stressors.
Star anise, star aniseed, or Shikimic acid, a primary feedstock used to create the anti-flu drug Tamiflu, is produced by most autotrophic organisms, but star anise is the industrial source.
Dark survival of autotrophic, planktonic marine diatoms.
This was supposed to have accompanied by a major diversification of other organisms, including animals, phytoplankton (that is, the autotrophic component of the plankton community, which are are too small to be individually seen with the unaided eye) and calcimicrobes (the calcareous colonial microfossils, which include many morphologically dissimilar organisms, whose effect in massive aggregations, in association with shelly metazoans, was to lay down the earliest recognizable reef systems).
2]O * Nitrification is comprised of autotrophic ammonia oxidation plus nitrite oxidation.