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Osmotrophy is the uptake of dissolved organic compounds by osmosis for nutrition. Organisms that use osmotrophy are osmotrophs. Some mixotrophic microorganisms use osmotrophy to derive energy.[citation needed]

They are found primarily in many types of basal eukaryotes, particularly Fungi and Protista.[citation needed]


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