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Descriptor English: Heterotrophic Processes
Descriptor Spanish: Procesos Heterotróficos
Descriptor Portuguese: Processos Heterotróficos
Descriptor French: Processus hétérotrophes
Entry term(s): Growth, Heterotrophic
Heterotrophic Growth
Heterotrophic Process
Heterotrophy
Process, Heterotrophic
Processes, Heterotrophic
Tree number(s): G02.111.375
G03.393
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D052836
Scope note: 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.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 2007
History Note: 2007
Related: Autotrophic Processes MeSH
Chemoautotrophic Growth MeSH
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena MeSH
Phototrophic Processes MeSH
DeCS ID: 52483
Unique ID: D052836
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Date Established: 2007/01/01
Date of Entry: 2006/07/05
Revision Date: 2016/06/30
Heterotrophic Processes - Preferred
Concept UI M0489659
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Heterotrophic Processes
Entry term(s) Heterotrophic Process
Process, Heterotrophic
Processes, Heterotrophic
Heterotrophic Growth - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0489676
Preferred term Heterotrophic Growth
Entry term(s) Growth, Heterotrophic
Heterotrophy - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0489660
Preferred term Heterotrophy



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