photoautotrophic


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pho·to·au·to·troph

 (fō′tō-ô′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′)
pho′to·au′to·troph′ic adj.
pho′to·au′to·troph′i·cal·ly adv.

photoautotrophic

(ˌfəʊtəʊˌɔːtəʊˈtrɒfɪk)
adj
1. (Botany) (of plants) capable of using light as the energy source in the synthesis of food from inorganic matter. See also photosynthesis
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Efficient utilization of high irradiance for production of photoautotrophic cell mass: a survey.
Engineering analysis of the stoichiometry of photoautotrophic, autotrophic, and heterotrophic control of ammonia-nitrogen in aquaculture in aquaculture production systems.
We used diatom indices to assess the structure of the diatom assemblage, measurements of pigment concentrations to evaluate the health of photoautotrophic periphyton, and growth dynamics of the green alga Selenastrum capricornutzim to evaluate the potential for excessive algal growth in the West Fork of the Red River.