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chemoheterotroph

(ˌkiːməʊˈhɛtərəʊtrəʊf; ˌkɛm-)
n
(Biology) biology an organism that obtains its energy from the oxidation of organic compounds. Also called: chemo-organotroph
chemoheterotrophic adj
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Living benthic microbial communities (BMCs) include complex ecological clusters of photo synthetic prokaryotes, eukaryotic microalgae, and chemoautotrophic and chemoheterotrophic microbes (Burne & Moore, 1987).
(2,3) Most species in this phylum are aerobic and chemoheterotrophic. In respect to morphology, various morphologies of Actinobacteria are present.
Park, "Photoproduction of hydrogen from acetate by a chemoheterotrophic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris P4," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol.