phototroph

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Related to phototrophs: phototrophic bacteria, Chemoautotrophs, Autotrophs

pho·to·troph

(fō'tō-trōf),
An organism that uses light for its energy needs. Compare: photoautotroph, photoheterotroph, photolithotroph.

phototroph

(fō′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′)
n.
An organism that is capable of using light energy to synthesize sugars and other organic molecules from carbon dioxide. Green plants, algae, and cyanobacteria are phototrophs. Also called photoautotroph.

pho′to·troph′ic adj.
pho′to·troph′i·cal·ly adv.

phototroph

an ORGANISM that uses light as the primary ENERGY source.
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Shirakawa, MA, John, VM, Gaylarde, CC, Gaylarde, PM, Gambale, W, "Mould and Phototroph Growth on Masonry Facades After Repainting.
Coralline algae are the only carbonate-secreting phototrophs in this depositional system, and can sometimes produce carbonate banks up to a few metres in height.
The concentration of sources of reducing power used by phototrophs was progressively diminished.