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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With the algae's nuclei, phototrophs also acquire the instructions to do such things as make more chloroplasts, synthesize different pigments, and optimize chloroplasts' ability to perform at different light levels.
Apart from these 3 colors, all other surfaces revealed the presence of fungi and phototrophs (algae and, mainly, cyanobacteria).
This anoxygenic phototroph might even assist cyanobacteria by consuming sulfide after sunrise and thus relieving sulfide inhibition of oxygenic photosynthesis.
Phototroph (Chapter 9)--An organism that generates its energy by photophosphorylation.