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 +(1) Photoheterotrophs` (or `photoorganotrophs`) are heterotrophic organisms which use light for energy, but cannot use carbon dioxide as their sole carbon source. Consequently,​ they use organic compounds from the environment to satisfy their carbon requirements. Examples are purple non-sulfur [[bacteria]],​ green non-sulfur bacteria and heliobacteria.
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 +(2) An organism that depends on light for most of its energy and principally on organic compounds for its carbon. ... Compare: photoautotroph,​ photolithotroph,​ phototroph. ​
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 +[[photoautotrophs]]
  
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