organotrophic


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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.

or·ga·no·troph·ic

(ōr'gă-nō-trof'ik),
1. Pertaining to the nourishment of an organ.
2. Pertaining to a microorganism that uses organic sources as a reducing power.
[organo- + G. trophē, nourishment]

organotropic

Alternative
adjective A term used in homeopathy referring to the affinity displayed by some medicines for certain tissues and organs.

Medspeak
adjective Referring to the attraction of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to specific chemicals.

or·ga·no·troph·ic

(ōr'gă-nō-trō'fik)
1. Pertaining to the nourishment of an organ.
2. Pertaining to a microorganism that uses organic sources as a reducing power.
[organo- + G. trophē, nourishment]
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The percentage of observed variability determined by the value of coefficient [[eta].sup.2] D, Dose; T, time of analysis; C, kind of compost; Ps, Pseudomonas sp.; Arth, Arthrobacter sp.; Az, Azotobacter sp.; Am, ammonification bacteria; Im, immobilising bacteria; Org, organotrophic bacteria; Act, actinobacteria; Fun, fungi; Deh, dehydrogenases; Ure, urease; Pac, acid phosphatase; Pal, alkaline phosphatase; Cat, catalase Number of microorganisms Variable Ps Arth Az Am Im Org D 9.74 4.81 20.86 9.47 0.30 1.16 T 24.28 39.50 37.27 2.42 23.80 1.12 C 21.11 1.56 0.42 29.09 38.97 60.02 D.
Taking into account the index of ecophysiological diversification of microorganisms, one may ascertain that organotrophic bacteria were developing uniformly during the time of observation (Table 3).
Regarding biotic characteristics, the total density of aerobic organotrophic microbial populations ranged from [10.sup.4] CFU/g soil to 550 x [10.sup.4] CFU/g soil.