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heterotrophic

 [het″er-o-trof´ik]
unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.

het·er·o·troph·ic

(het'ĕr-ō-trof'ik),
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.

heterotrophic

/het·ero·tro·phic/ (-tro´fik) not self-sustaining; said of microorganisms requiring a reduced form of carbon for energy and synthesis.

heterotrophic

adjective Referring to an organism’s requirement of organic compounds and nitrogen for energy and metabolism. Most animals are heterotrophs.

het·er·o·tro·phic

(het'ĕr-ō-trō'fik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.

het·er·o·tro·phic

(het'ĕr-ō-trō'fik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.

heterotrophic

unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.
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Relative to preintervention bacterial levels, the use of disinfecting wipes decreased heterotrophic plate count bacterial numbers significantly (p=0.
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For total heterotrophic bacterial count, 1 mL of water was collected from the water tanks and dilution in sterile saline solution (3% NaCl) serial 1:10 until dilution [10.
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When animal manures are applied in ponds,to boost fish production by increasing plankton growth through releasing nitrogen and phosphorus in water, or by providing an organic carbon through heterotrophic cycle.
Alldredge AL, Cole JJ, Caron DA (1986) Production of heterotrophic bacteria inhabiting macroscopic organic aggregates (marine snow) from surfaces waters.