Chemoheterotrophic | definition of chemoheterotrophic by Medical dictionary
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heterotrophic; requiring preformed organic compounds as a source of carbon and oxidizing organic compounds as a source of energy.
Pertaining to a chemoorganotroph.
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Characterization of chemoheterotrophic
bacteria associated with the in situ bioremediation of a waste oil contaminated site.
Later it was also found in several aerobic chemoheterotrophic
and halophilic/halotolerant bacteria.