Organotrophic


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Or`ga`no`troph´ic


a.1.(Biol.) Relating to the creation, organization, and nutrition of living organs or parts.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The counts of eight groups of microbes were determined, including organotrophic bacteria and actinobacteria ([10.sup.-4] and [10.sup.-5] kg DM of soil) and fungi ([10.sup.-3] and [10.sup.-4] kg DM of soil).
Members of the genus Thiovirga are chemolithoautotrophic for sulfur oxidation [23], whereas the other three known genera are usually organotrophic. Their presence has been associated with the anaerobic fermentation of organic substances [24-27].
Populations of microorganisms were determined in triplicate by the spread plate method using the following microbiological media: organotrophic bacteria--a medium with an addition of soil extract according to Bunt and Rovira (1955); oligotrophic and copiotrophic bacteria a medium with a peptone and meat extract according to Onta and Hattori (1983); actinomycetes--Kuster and Williams medium with antibiotics (nystatine and actidione) (Parkinson et al.