polytrophic


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polytrophic

(ˌpɒlɪˈtrɒfɪk)
adj
(Biology) (esp of bacteria) obtaining food from several different organic sources
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Watson and Janota suggested the motored cylinder pressure for modeling as a polytrophic process [8]:
There are several possible coordinate systems that satisfy the required conditions and one of the mostly used is reduced polytrophic head versus the reduced suction flow rate squared.
Procambarus clarkii are omnivorous consumers of an array of plant and animal matter such as macrophytes, detritus, amphibian eggs and larvae, aquatic invertebrates, and small fish, thus affecting the riparian food web on a polytrophic scale (Momot et al.
Sometimes one or more stages of a compressor could show extra-head and polytrophic efficiency.
This equation has proved to be inappropriate since after the practical estimation of the polytrophic exponents and constants, several tests determinations has been performed and have showed a wide result scattering under the same cutting conditions.
Other LMC Hymenoptera may live relatively longer lives, are synovigenic, the adults have polytrophic ovaries and feed on sugary substances, as well as internal fluids (haemolymph) of their hosts, e.
Females typically have three spermathecae and polytrophic ovarioles (Dodson 1978; Fritz & Turner 2002); ovaries may contain more than one flush of mature eggs at a time.
Phosphorus balance of a polytrophic shallow lake with the consideration of phosphorus release.
Because crawfish are polytrophic and consume significant quantities of invertebrates and seeds as well as detritus (Momot 1995), all water birds feeding in crawfish ponds compete with the crawfish for food.
On the broad nutritional requirements of the mud snail, Ilyanassa (Nassarius) obsoleta (Say), and its polytrophic role in the food web.