Definitions

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  • n. The derivation of metabolic energy from a combination of photosynthesis and an external energy source

Etymologies

mixo- +‎ -trophy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Their results support previous hypotheses that microbial associations and mixotrophy are ancient plant traits, rather than ones that have evolved recently.

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  • Taken together, these results demonstrate that the liverworts have a capacity for mixotrophic nutrition when glucose is present and that mixotrophy and/or the presence of cyanobacteria could be responsible for the stable carbon isotope values obtained from Prototaxites.

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  • Warwick Vincent, director of aquatic ecosystem studies at Laval University in Quebec, Canada, says that "whilst mixotrophy has been known about for a long time, what is novel about this research is the context - that of catastrophic darkness".

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  • They say their results support previous hypotheses that microbial associations and mixotrophy are ancient plant traits, rather than ones that have evolved recently.

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  • "whilst mixotrophy has been known about for a long time, what is novel about this research is the context - that of catastrophic darkness".

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