phototrophic-bacteria

phototrophic bacteria

noun Bacteriology.
a group of bacteria, including the green bacteria and purple bacteria, whose energy for growth is derived from sunlight and whose carbon is derived from carbon dioxide or organic carbon.
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phototrophic bacteria

noun
green and purple bacteria; energy for growth is derived from sunlight; carbon is derived from carbon dioxide or organic carbon 
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