photoautotroph


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pho·to·au·to·troph

(fō'tō-aw'tō-trōf),
An organism that depends solely on light for its energy and principally on carbon dioxide for its carbon. Compare: photoheterotroph, photolithotroph, phototroph.
[photo- + G. autos, self, + trophē, nourishment]

photoautotroph

(fō′tō-ô′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′)
pho′to·au′to·troph′ic adj.
pho′to·au′to·troph′i·cal·ly adv.

photoautotroph

a type of AUTOTROPH that uses light as an energy source to synthesize organic compounds from inorganic materials. Green plants are photoautotrophs.
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However, in practice, it represents chlorophyll a, which is a widespread antenna pigment relative to other chlorophylls and is quantitatively the most predominant chloropigment produced by virtually all of the oxygenic photoautotrophs.
Autotrophs are of two general types: photoautotrophs (photolithotrophs) whose energy is derived from sunlight, and chemoautotrophs or chemolithotrophs, which obtain energy for growth and reproduction from oxidation of inorganic materials.
Contract notice: Providing a versatile landscape photobioreactor with led lighting system multiband hybrid 8 wavelengths and high energy efficiency for testing photoautotrophs growth of microorganisms and aquatic and terrestrial organisms means this university.
Besides, due to it photoautotrophs characteristics cyanobacteria also known as blue-green algae and green pigments which result from photosynthesis.
piscesae metabolite flux, and support previous suppositions that hydrothermal vent vestimentiferan tubeworms are tremendous primary producers, comparable in body growth and mass specific rates to productive photoautotrophs (Lutz et al.
All these factors seriously limit photosynthesis by photoautotrophs, mainly microscopic planktonic algae and cyanobacteria.
The results demonstrate the importance of evaluating physiological properties of pollution-intolerant algae in addition to community primary production when examining the effects of water quality on photoautotrophs.
Each microcosm was supplied with inorganic and organic nutrients, photoautotrophs, and decomposers.