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phototroph

[′fōd·ə‚träf]
(biology)
An organism that utilizes light as a source of metabolic energy.
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palustris is phototrophic, which means that it uses energy from light to carry out certain metabolic processes.
Biotechnological potentials of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria.
"Purple phototrophic bacteria make an ideal tool for resource recovery from organic waste, thanks to their highly diverse metabolism," explains Puyol.
Abreu, "Primary production in a subtropical stratified coastal lagoon-contribution of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria," Microbial Ecology, vol.
Guest, "Energy positive domestic wastewater treatment: the roles of anaerobic and phototrophic technologies," Environmental Sciences: Processes & Impacts, vol.
Biophotovoltaic cells contain some a type of cyanobacteria or algae that is phototrophic. This property allows them to convert light into energy.
Isolation and characterization of phototrophic bacteria growing in lighted up flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor.
However, the development of plants and phototrophic microorganisms is hindered by the lack of light in underground environments with limited opportunities for survival.
at Stanford University, she returned to WHOI as a postdoctoral fellow, working with Neubert and Johnson to study the impact of acquired phototrophic organisms on marine ecosystems.
Shabeb, "Utilization of aromatic compounds by phototrophic purple nonsulfur bacteria," Biodegradation, vol.
They are phototrophic and are widely found in nature, especially in submerged habitats that are exposed to sunlight, such as rice paddies, sewage dumping sites, and riverbeds.