phototroph

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phototroph

[′fōd·ə‚träf]
(biology)
An organism that utilizes light as a source of metabolic energy.
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Acquired phototrophy is sort of like you or I eating a salad and becoming photosynthetic," Moeller said.
Because juvenile nutrition is a balance between phototrophy and heterotrophy (Mingoa-Licuanan & Gomez 2007), in such a scenario, nutrition limitation occurs and clam growth will be affected adversely.
A genomic timescale of prokaryote evolution: insights into the origin of methanogenesis, phototrophy, and the colonization of land.
Relationship Between phototrophy and phagotrophy in the mixotrophic chrysophyte Poteriochromonas malhamensis.