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organotropic

[ȯr¦gan·ə¦träp·ik]
(microbiology)
Of microorganisms, localizing in or entering the body by way of the viscera or, occasionally, somatic tissue.
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(2017) observed a reduction in the biological diversity of organotrophic bacteria (EP) and increase in the EP of actinobacteria.
In soil not fertilised with nitrogen, the colony development indices for organotrophic bacteria and fungi strongly depended on the zinc dose on both dates of the experiment, the CD index value for bacteria being negatively correlated with the zinc dose, while being positively correlated for fungi (Table 2).