organotrophic meaning

  "organotrophic" in a sentence
[Medicine]
adj : obtaining energy by the oxidation of organic compounds ‹organotrophic bacteria›

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  1. Most lithotrophic organisms are autotrophic, whereas organotrophic organisms are heterotrophic.
  2. Organotrophic organisms are often also heterotrophic, using organic compounds as sources of electrons and carbon at the same time.
  3. It is, anaerobic, chemo-organotrophic, sulfur-reducing, motile, have a mean length of 1-1 . 5 micrometres and stains Gram-negative.
  4. Many sulfate reducers are organotrophic, using carbon compounds such as lactate and pyruvate ( among many others ) as electron donors, while others are lithotrophic, using hydrogen gas ( ) as an electron donor.
  5. It contains aerobic, Gram-positive, non-acid-fast, non-motile, chemo-organotrophic actinomycetes that produce well-developed, non-fragmenting vegetative mycelia and aerial hyphae that differentiate into surface-ornamented spore chains.

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