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Search Results for: autotroph

Autotroph

Autotroph Definition What is an autotroph? In biology and ecology, an autotroph is an organism capable of making nutritive... Read More

Photoautotroph

Definition noun, plural: photoautotrophs An organism, typically a plant, obtaining energy from sunlight as its source of... Read More

Photolithotrophic autotroph

Definition noun, plural: photoautotrophs An autotrophic organism using light energy and inorganic electron source (such as... Read More

Chemoautotroph

Definition noun, plural: chemoautotrophs An organism (typically a bacterium or a protozoan) that obtains energy through... Read More

Mixotroph

mixotroph An organism able to assimilate organic compounds as carbon sources while using inorganic compounds as electron... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Chemotroph

Definition noun, plural: chemotrophs An organism that obtains energy mainly from carbon dioxide and from other inorganic... Read More

Tertiary consumer

Definition noun, plural: tertiary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds largely on primary and secondary... Read More

Primary consumer

Definition noun, plural: primary consumers Any organism that consumes or feeds on autotrophs Supplement A food chain is... Read More

Primary productivity

Planet Earth is home to different types of life forms ranging from microscopic bacteria to giant whales and elephants. To... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

Food web

Definition noun (ecology) A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological... Read More

Consumer

Definition noun, plural: consumers An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms or organic matter... Read More

Phototroph

Definition noun, plural: phototrophs An organism, typically a plant, obtaining energy from sunlight as its source of energy... Read More

Producer

Definition noun, plural: producers An autotrophic organism capable of producing complex organic compounds from simple... Read More

Phycobilin

Definition noun, plural: phycobilins A water-soluble accessory pigment found in red algae and... Read More