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Staurastrum Meyen ex Ralfs 1848

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Staurastrum is a genus of plant in the family Desmidiaceae. It is a photoautotrophic.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/photoautotrophy
  • Definition: Deriving energy from light sources. In practice, taxa containing plastids and photosynthetic pigments, but with no evidence for consumption of organic particles or prey, are considered to be photoautotrophic. (Barton, AD, Finkel, ZV, Ward, BA, Johns, DG, Follows, MJ. 2013. On the roles of cell size and trophic strategy in North Atlantic diatom and dinoflagellate communities. Limnol. Oceanogr., 58(1), 2013, 254–266. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0254)
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EOL has data for 5 attributes, including:

  • trophic dependence
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/TrophicDependence
    • Definition: Specifies the category of energy source upon which an organism relies for nutritional energy. eg: light, inorganic chemical energy, organic matter, multiple sources.
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    photoautotrophic
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/photoautotrophy
    • Definition: Deriving energy from light sources. In practice, taxa containing plastids and photosynthetic pigments, but with no evidence for consumption of organic particles or prey, are considered to be photoautotrophic. (Barton, AD, Finkel, ZV, Ward, BA, Johns, DG, Follows, MJ. 2013. On the roles of cell size and trophic strategy in North Atlantic diatom and dinoflagellate communities. Limnol. Oceanogr., 58(1), 2013, 254–266. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0254)
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  • water depth
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    4.5 m