mixotrophy

mix·o·tro·phy

(miks-o'trō-fē),
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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Martens-Habbena et al., "Marine ammonia-oxidizing archaeal isolates display obligate mixotrophy and wide ecotypic variation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol.
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. In 2006, Johnson became a postdoctoral scientist at Rutgers University, where he was introduced to Moeller, an undergraduate at the time who was looking for a research topic for her honors thesis.
Mixotrophy in ciliates: a review of Chlorella symbiosis and chloroplast retention.
Planktonic ciliates in the oligotrophic Eastern Mediterranean: vertical spatial distribution and mixotrophy. Mar.
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.
They reported that, while N[H.sub.4.sup.+] 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.
Mixotrophy in the commercial-scale open ponds of Chlorella and Spirulina has been practiced for some time through continuous addition of acetate in small quantities during daytime to support greater growth [9].