photoautotrophic


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photoautotrophic

[¦fōd·ō‚ȯd·ō′träf·ik]
(biology)
Pertaining to organisms which derive energy from light and manufacture their own food.
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Improving acclimatization through the photoautotrophic culture of coconut (Cocos nucifera) seedlings: an in vitro system for the efficient exchange of germplasm.
Photoautotrophic can be stimulated in vitro by eliminating carbohydrates from the culture medium and increasing gas exchange in the culture flask (Xiao et al.
Most importantly, the three photoautotrophic Cyanobacteria have the advantages that their genome sequences are available and all the three species can be manipulated by genetic engineering [26-28].
On the other hand, certain microalgae are known to have mixotrophic capacity, and can combine their photoautotrophic metabolism with the absorption of dissolved organic matter as an additional or complementary source of carbon for growth [43] [44].
Factors inducing lipid production under high light intensity is the basic energy source for photoautotrophic microalgae.
In most cyanobacteria, glycogen, which accumulates during the day as a product of photoautotrophic growth, serves as an energy source during the night and is degraded via the oxidative pentose-phosphate pathway (Stal and Moezelaar, 1997).
High level expression of C4-specific NADP-malic enzyme in leaves and impairment of photoautotrophic growth in a C3 plant, rice.
(117) The balance between nitrate and phosphate as available nutrients could control the photoautotrophic community.