autotroph

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Synonyms for autotroph

plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances

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Furthermore, they are extremely metabolically diverse and can obtain energy from a wide array of sources, both autotrophically and heterotrophically.
veneficum strains CCMP 1974, CCMP 2064, and MD5, were maintained autotrophically at a salinity of 15, 20[degrees]C, in f/2 medium (Guillard 1975) at 75-[micro]mol photons [m.