The property of certain microorganisms that can assimilate organic compounds as carbon sources but not as energy sources.
[G. mixis, mixture, fr. mignumi, to mix, + trophē, nourishment]
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More than a decade later, after Stoecker moved to the University of Maryland, she passed along a fascination for these organisms to her graduate student, Matt Johnson, who went on to study many forms of mixotrophy.
Mixotrophy in ciliates: a review of Chlorella symbiosis and chloroplast retention.
Planktonic ciliates in the oligotrophic Eastern Mediterranean: vertical spatial distribution and mixotrophy.
Ecology of the red tide dinoflagellate Ceratium furca: distribution, mixotrophy and grazing impact on ciliate populations of Chesapeake Bay.
Parall l evolutionary paths to mycoheterotrophy in understorey Ericaceae and Orchidaceae: ecological evidence for mixotrophy in Pyroleae.
affinity, mixotrophy, and pH have been raised as possible sources of niche differentiation between AOA and AOB, no single soil parameter can describe their relative abundance.
This ability is called mixotrophy (Lampert & Sommer, 1997; Stoeker, 1999).
The discovery of mixotrophy in photosynthetic species of Dinophysis (Dinophyceae): light and electron microscopical observations of food vacuoles in Dinophysis acuminata, D.