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ORGANIC AEROBIC

COMPOUND HETEROTROPHIC
RESPIRATION
Oxidized (loses electrons) by Oxidation of organic compounds
an electron acceptor, which in coupled to the reduction of
itself is reduced (gains molecular oxygen. When oxygen
electrons). is not present (anoxic
conditions), microorganisms can
use organic chemicals or
inorganic anions an alternate
acceptor under anaerobic
conditions.
AUTOTROPHS
EUTROPHS
Capable of synthesizing
Organisms that proliferate their cell carbon from simple
under conditions of high compounds such as CO2,
organic carbon, but do not whereas heterotrophs
function at low organic required fixed organic
carbon concentrations. sources of carbon.
AEROBIC OR OXIC MOISTURE CONTENT

Environmental conditions, Defined as the ratio of the


oxygen commonly acts as volume of water to the total
the electron acceptor when volume of porous media
present. sample.
CAPILLARY PRESSURE water column in the tube
and capillary forces pulling
upward
Determined from a balance
between the weight of the