Photoheterotrophs use the energy of sunlight and derive their carbon from organic compounds. Some are facultative in their nutritional capabilities. For example, some members of a group of bacteria called the purple nonsulfur bacteria can grow anaer-obically using light as an energy source and organic compounds as a carbon source (photoheterotrophs). They can also grow aerobically in the dark using organic sources of carbon and energy (chemoheterotrophs). ■ purple nonsulfur bacteria, p. 277

Was this article helpful?

0 0
You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Nutrition is a matter that people spend their careers learning about and requires volumes of books to explain. My objective is to instruct you how to consume a healthy nutritional diet that aids your body in burning off fat instead of storing it. You do not require overwhelming science to get this.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment