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glossary:chemoheterotrophs

Feeding on organic material without photosynthesis: used to describe an organism that obtains its nourishment from organic, as opposed to inorganic, substances and does not require light energy for its metabolism. All animals, fungi, and many bacteria are chemoheterotrophic.

See also:

chemoautotrophs

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photoautotrophs Photoheterotrophs

glossary/chemoheterotrophs.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)