photoautotrophic


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Related to photoautotrophic: chemoautotrophic, Phototrophic autotroph

pho·to·au·to·troph·ic

(fō'tō-aw'tō-trof'ik),
Pertaining to a photoautotroph.

photoautotrophic

(fō″tō-aw″tō-trōf′ĭk) [″ + ″]
Capable of synthesizing nutrients from light and inorganic chemicals. Said of certain microorganisms, such as bacteria that contain chlorophyll.
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Many are photoautotrophic, although some groups contain members that are mixotrophic, deriving energy both from photosynthesis and uptake of organic carbon either by osmotrophy, myzotrophy, or phagotrophy.
It is likely, however, that animal tissues consumed by predators would have a similar percent of carbohydrate and protein, and any preferential incorporation of a nutrient type (protein for example) would occur equally regardless of chemoautotrophic or photoautotrophic source.
Primary production of autochthonous photoautotrophic periphyton was significantly greater in the lower reach of Miller Creek, indicative of nonpoint-source pollution, relative to the other sites.
2]-fixing cyanobacterium Nostoc calcicola Breb, photoautotrophic growth was severely inhibited, with concurrent loss of photosynthetic pigments (phycocyanin [greater than] chlorophyll a [greater than] carotenoids) and nucleic acids.