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Search Results for: heterotroph

Heterotroph

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

Chemoheterotroph

Definition noun, plural: chemoheterotrophs An organism deriving energy by ingesting intermediates or building blocks that it... Read More

Photoheterotroph

Definition noun, plural: photoheterotrophs An organism that depends on light for most of its energy and principally on... Read More

Autotroph

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

Biotic factor

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

Consumer

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

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a physio-chemical process carried out by photo-auto-lithotrophs by converting light energy into chemical... Read More

Mixotroph

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

Chemotroph

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

Gammaproteobacteria

Definition noun (taxonomy) A class within Phylum Proteobacteria that includes unicellular bacteria that are mostly... Read More

Red algae

Red Algae Definition The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta, which literally was derived from the Greek word... Read More