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Synonyms for autotroph

plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances

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Presumably, a wider the range of body sizes moving from autotrophs to top predators in a system permits longer food chains.
The two key processes in this cycle, primary production and consumption of organic material, are usually considered as being performed by different groups of organisms, autotrophs and heterotrophs.
Complex interactions between autotrophs in shallow marine and freshwater ecosystems: implications for community responses to nutrient stress.
Diatoms are important autotrophs in streams and rivers (STOERMER; SMOLL, 1999), and are sensitive to the physical and chemical variations of a body of water (WINTER; DUTHIE, 2000a and b).
Crop productivity can be measured on the basis of net photosynthetic activity of green plant and other autotrophs.
ECM fungi are predominant in boreal ecosystems, where N and P are sequestered in organic forms that are not readily available to autotrophs and hence the dominant plant species are highly dependent on ectomycorrhizal symbionts for their nutrient supply and ECM fungi are known to produce a wide range of extracellular and cell wall bound hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes which degrade N and P- compounds contained in SOM, and more particularly in proteins, ligno-cellulose and polyphenol-protein complexes (Burke and Cairney, 2002; Leake et al.
been shown to prey on macroinvertebrates that feed upon aquatic autotrophs (e.
The Earth began to cool, The autotrophs began to drool," which I think is an over-simplification.
2] fixing bacteria, in the mangroves might be partially due to an increase in oxygen production during active growth of autotrophs and predation of the bacteria by the detritivores (Holguin et al.
Microalgae are among the fastest growing autotrophs on the earth, which are utilizing commonly available material for their growth.
Flow enhances photosynthesis in marine benthic autotrophs by increasing the efflux of oxygen from the organism to the water.
More precisely, plants and all other autotrophs use carbon dioxide as their principal nutrient source.
29) Production functions pertain to the creation of ecosystem goods through photosynthesis and nutrient uptake by autotrophs.