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Photoheterotroph vs. Photoautotroph: What's the Difference?

Photoheterotroph and Photoautotroph Definitions


A heterotrophic organism that uses light for energy but cannot use carbon dioxide as its sole carbon source and thus uses organic compounds from the environment.


See phototroph.


(biology) an organism, such as all green plants, that can synthesize its own food from inorganic material using light as a source of energy

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