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heterotroph

(hĕt`ərətrōf'), living organism that obtains its energy from carbohydrates and other organic material. All animals and most bacteria and fungi are heterotrophic. In contrast, autotrophsautotroph
, in biology, an organism capable of synthesizing its own organic substances from inorganic compounds. Autotrophs produce their own sugars, lipids, and amino acids using carbon dioxide as a source of carbon, and ammonia or nitrates as a source of nitrogen.
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 are organisms that use inorganic substances as energy sources and carbon dioxide as a carbon source.

heterotroph

[′hed·ə·rō‚träf]
(biology)
An organism that obtains nourishment from the ingestion and breakdown of organic matter.
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A secondary aim was to culture aerobic heterotrophic bacteria from these tissues and then identifiy any indole-producing bacteria using 16S rRNA sequencing.
Zhang Q, Lei HM, Yang DW (2013) Seasonal variations in soil respiration, heterotrophic respiration and autotrophic respiration of a wheat and maize rotation cropland in the North China Plain.
Functional and structural successions in arbitrary samples of heterotrophic bacteria during aerobic treatments of lignite-carbonization wastewater in in-situ enclosures, Canadian Journal of Microbiology 44: 211-220.
Identification of selected bacteria was carried out in the non-rhizosphere root associated soil sample and the maximum heterotrophic bacteria was 247X[10.
Sensitivity of simulated soil heterotrophic respiration to temperature and moisture reduction functions.
That allows us to examine dissolved organic carbon from a known biological source that has not been consumed or altered in any way by heterotrophic activity.
5] CFU/mL) tower resulted in a 2 log reduction in the planktonic heterotrophic bacteria population within three days of maintaining approximately 1 ppm free chlorine residual.
Taxon-specific and seasonal variations in flagellates grazing on heterotrophic bacteria in the oligotrophic Lake Annecy--importance of mixotrophy.
Secondary production: Activities of heterotrophic organisms--the soil fauna, pp.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare the changes in the different panels by means of cultivatable heterotrophic bacteria, and then the Tukey Honesty nonparametric test was chosen for further analysis.
Certain heterotrophic mycobacteria can be cultivated even in nutrient agar (16).