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heterotrophic

 [het″er-o-trof´ik]
unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.
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het·er·o·troph·ic

(het'ĕr-ō-trof'ik),
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.
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heterotrophic

adjective Referring to an organism’s requirement of organic compounds and nitrogen for energy and metabolism. Most animals are heterotrophs.
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het·er·o·tro·phic

(het'ĕr-ō-trō'fik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.
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het·er·o·tro·phic

(het'ĕr-ō-trō'fik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.
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Li et al., "Simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification by bacterium Rhodococcus sp.
The average well-color development (AWCD), which reflects richness (number of carbon sources used by heterotrophic bacterial communities, S) was also calculated by averaging the final absorbance values for all substrate wells with EcoPlates (Gocke et al.
Blood agar to detect virulence factors in tap water heterotrophic bacteria.
From the incubation experiments, it can be inferred that the optimum temperature for heterotrophic respiration in these soils is >36[degrees]C (the hottest treatment imposed), because emission rates increased up to this temperature.
Heterotrophic bacteria were completely inactivated after 25 min (Fig.
1991; Shailender et al., 2013) which concluded that organic manures can increase fish production by providing inorganic phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon (through respiration) for phytoplankton growth, and organic carbon in detritus production and heterotrophic utilization (Ahmad et al., 2013).
The total heterotrophic bacterial (THB) count and total hydrocarbon utilisers (THU) from all the effluent samples rang ed from 3.0 x [10.sup.4] to 6.0 x [10.sup.7] cfu/mL and 2.3 x [10.sup.2] to 4.2 x [10.sup.3]cfu/mL, respectively (Table 3).
(2002) also reported that Azolla pinnata plants were kill by low concentrations of diesel but released viable PHC-degrading microbes greatly increasing the rate of degradation.The high TPH removal of the NA treatment could be attributed to unexpected increase of the heterotrophic bacterial population in that control bioreactors.