Definition of phototrophic in English:

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phototrophic

Pronunciation: /ˌfōdəˈträfik/

adjective

Biology
(Of an organism) obtaining energy from sunlight to synthesize organic compounds for nutrition.
Example sentences
  • By contrast, no linkage was detected in crosses with the five class II mutant strains since phototrophic recombinants were recovered at high frequency.
  • Overall, the results stress the importance of both heterotrophic and phototrophic metabolisms when considering environmental controls on the structure of bacterial communities in the sea.
  • Synthesis of the full spectrum of flavour precursors may resume if the callus is allowed to redifferentiate or regain a capacity for phototrophic metabolism.

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Syllabification: pho·to·troph·ic

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