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carbohydrate utilization +   
carbon utilization +  
A series of processes that forms an integrated mechanism by which a cell or an organism detects the depletion of primary carbon sources and then activates genes to scavenge the last traces of the primary carbon source and to transport and metabolize alternative carbon sources such as carbon dioxide or carbonic acid. The utilization process begins when the cell or organism detects carbon levels, includes the activation of genes whose products detect, transport or metabolize carbon-containing substances, and ends when carbon is incorporated into the cell or organism's metabolism.
cellular response to nutrient levels +   
negative regulation of response to nutrient levels +   
nitrogen utilization +   
positive regulation of response to nutrient levels +   
regulation of appetite +   
regulation of response to nutrient levels +   
response to caloric restriction +   
response to dietary excess +   
response to food +   
response to nutrient +   
response to oxygen-glucose deprivation +   
response to starvation +   
sulfur utilization +  

Exact Synonyms: carbon utilization by utilization of organic compounds ;   heterotrophy
Alternate IDs: GO:0015978
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Heterotroph
Definition Sources: GOC:mah, GOC:mlg

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