chemoheterotroph

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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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1998): Anaerobic and aerobic oxidation of ferrous iron at neutral pH by chemoheterotrophic nitrate-reducing bacteria.
Characterization of chemoheterotrophic bacteria associated with the in situ bioremediation of a waste oil contaminated site.
Later it was also found in several aerobic chemoheterotrophic and halophilic/halotolerant bacteria.