autotroph


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plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances

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The plant on your windowsill is an autotroph, and so are many of the microorganisms that live in the sunlit portion of the ocean.
Understanding how and when autotrophs evolved may topple the popular idea that life originated in a primordial pool rich in amino acids and organic molecules.
This indicates whether an autotroph or a heterotroph made the lipid.
Estimating the role of autotrophs in nonpoint source phosphorus retention in a Laurentian Great Lakes coastal Wetland.
The Earth began to cool, The autotrophs began to drool," which I think is an over-simplification.
diversity and production of autotrophs directly affect the aquatic
Laboratory microcosms permit the necessary control over food web structure and the necessary number of generations required to test explicit hypotheses of facilitation and competition between autotrophs and heterotrophs.
Bacteria capable of using these electron donors are mainly slow-growing autotrophs that mostly prefer nitrite as a terminal electron acceptor.
Strictly autotrophic organisms were related to members of the genera Thioclava, Thiomicrospira, and Halothiobacillus, whereas facultative autotrophs were related to the genera Halomonas and Salinisphaera.
5 suggested that the autotrophs were restricted to microsites of alkaline pH or were using a substrate such as urea after its hydrolysis to N[H.
Similarly, during the growing season, measurements of in situ primary productivity may yield highly variable results depending upon weather conditions, types of autotrophs present, and so forth.
The findings of the study, whatever they are taken to mean in immunological circles, nevertheless indicate that ragweed plants, like other autotrophs, perform substantially better under higher C[O.
thermosufatus) culture using medium-A enriched with elemental sulfur, which does not support the development of other autotrophs (Temple and Colmer, 1951; Tuovinen and Kelly, 1974).
Autotrophs, mangrove detritus, seagrass, and particulate organic matter play a pivotal role as important sources of nutrition for juvenile gray snapper (Melville and Connolly, 2003).
More precisely, plants and all other autotrophs use carbon dioxide as their principal nutrient source.