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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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The final category, the picoplankton or ultraplankton, was defined when the use of fluorescence or stains revealed the smallest organisms, such as heterotrophic bacteria, cyanobacteria, and other autotrophic bacteria.
If most autotrophic organisms in the system have turnover times longer than a day, then this oscillation describes an approximately static biotic composition responding to the on-off light switch.
This assertion may be supported by the predominance of heterotrophic and autotrophic bacteria in relation to Vibrio in all treatments, which certainly used their antagonisms to control the abundance of Vibrio in culture tanks.
Tortoso AC, Hutchinson GL (1990) Contributions of autotrophic and heterotrophic nitrifiers to soil NO and [N.
Every sample of seawater contains all four types of lipids, coming from a mix of autotrophic and heterotrophic microbes.
The selection of a proper substrate with low septicity, high aeration, permeability and a correct acidity grade is a requisite to guarantee conditions of initiation and autotrophic growth.
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Inubushi K, Naganuma H, Kitahara S (1996) Contribution of denitrification and autotrophic and heterotrophic nitrification to nitrous oxide production in Andosols.
Such conditions are required for the growth of sulfide-oxidizing microorganisms and are considered necessary to sustain mainly autotrophic carbon fixation for invertebrate communities, both, in free-living forms or in symbiotic relationships with host animals.
Nitrification of organic nitrogen and ammonia to nitrate requires an autotrophic population and aerobic conditions.
embryos were more lignified and appeared to be autotrophic.