photoautotroph


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photoautotroph

[‚fōd·ō′ȯd·ō‚träf]
(ecology)
An autotroph that uses energy from light to produce organic molecules.
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The basic structure of geoporphyrins, especially those with an exocyclic ring in the southern part of the molecule, is strongly suggestive of origin from chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls, which are major photosynthetic pigments of photoautotrophs.
Molecular indicators of redox and marine photoautotroph composition in the late Middle Ordovician of Iowa, USA // Org.
These include diverse microborings attributable to green algae and cyanobacteria; these photoautotrophs indicate a relatively strong light source, suggestive of shallow euphotic zone III (e.
This chart can then be examined from the point of view of biogenesis and also can be compared with the anabolic features of oxidative heterotrophs and photoautotrophs to look for robust universal features of metabolism that have persisted for several billion years.
These data strongly suggest that oxygenic photoautotrophs flourished in the photic zone of the 3.
Hu Q, Guterman H, Richmond A (1996a) A flat inclined modular photobioreactor for outdoor mass cultivation of photoautotrophs.
Since sunlight is by far the most abundant source of energy for the biosphere, throughout the history of life most primary production has been by photoautotrophs.