autotrophically


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au·to·troph

 (ô′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′)
n.
An organism capable of synthesizing its own food from inorganic substances, using light or chemical energy. Green plants, algae, and certain bacteria are autotrophs.

au′to·troph′ic adj.
au′to·troph′i·cal·ly adv.
au·tot′ro·phy (ô-tŏt′rə-fē) n.

autotrophically

(ˌɔːtəʊˈtrɒfɪkəlɪ)
adv
through an autotrophic process
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These authors were able to isolate a strain of Streptomyces bikiniensis, which they called "A2", with the capacity to grow autotrophically in an inorganic mineral medium, such as that used in this study.
It has demonstrated particularly diverse properties to suit its surrounding climate, being able to grow in fresh water as well as waters with twice the salinity of seawater, in addition to being able to grow both autotrophically like plants and heterotrophically like fungi or animal cells," he explained.
It has demonstrated particularly diverse properties to suit its surrounding climate; being able to grow in fresh water as well as waters with twice the salinity of seawater, in addition to being able to grow both autotrophically like plants and heterotrophically like fungi or animal cells," explained Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, associate professor of biology at NYUAD.