"Heterotrophic Processes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The processes by which organisms utilize organic substances as their nutrient sources. Contrasts with AUTOTROPHIC PROCESSES which make use of simple inorganic substances as the nutrient supply source. Heterotrophs can be either chemoheterotrophs (or chemoorganotrophs) which also require organic substances such as glucose for their primary metabolic energy requirements, or photoheterotrophs (or photoorganotrophs) which derive their primary energy requirements from light. Depending on environmental conditions some organisms can switch between different nutritional modes (AUTOTROPHY; heterotrophy; chemotrophy; or PHOTOTROPHY) to utilize different sources to meet their nutrients and energy requirements.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Heterotrophic Processes" by people in Profiles.
Contrasting responses of heterotrophic and autotrophic respiration to experimental warming in a winter annual-dominated prairie. Glob Chang Biol. 2013 Nov; 19(11):3553-64.
Hoeflea anabaenae sp. nov., an epiphytic symbiont that attaches to the heterocysts of a strain of Anabaena. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2011 Oct; 61(Pt 10):2439-2444.
Concurrent and lagged impacts of an anomalously warm year on autotrophic and heterotrophic components of soil respiration: a deconvolution analysis. New Phytol. 2010 Jul; 187(1):184-198.