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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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Physiology of Eucalyptus plantlets grown photoautotrophically in a scaled-up vessel.
At one extreme, Ochromonas was able to adopt the functional role of phytoplankton, growing photoautotrophically and taking up SRP, while at the other extreme, like heterotrophic flagellates, Ochromonas grew organo-heterotrophically and released SRP.