chemoautotroph

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chemoautotroph

[‚kē·mō‚ȯd·ə′träf·ik]
(microbiology)
Any of a number of autotrophic bacteria and protozoans which do not carry out photosynthesis.
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They've dated some of the natural whale falls to 70 to 80 years old, but these still bristle with chemoautotrophs.
Sulfate reducers, like all chemoautotrophs, get their energy by inducing chemical reactions that transfer electrons between one molecule and another.
This is the network for all anabolic synthesis and it is the subgraph of the pathways for the basic building blocks in the main metabolic chart presented earlier for reductive chemoautotrophs (Srinivasan and Morowitz, 2009); it is presumably universal for all autotrophs.
Figures 3 and 4 trace the synthetic pathways from the core anabolic chart to the coenzymes of a representative chemoautotroph (Srinivasan and Morowitz, 2009).
Carboxysomes are polyhedral protein nanocompartments found in many chemoautotrophs and in cyanobacteria.
1992), and by the fact that it is among the known thermophilic chemoautotrophs whose genomes have been completely sequenced,
We also asked whether the relative abundance of chemoautotrophs and methanotrophs includes an ontogenetic factor.
There is, however, no positive evidence suggesting that SCB are chemoautotrophs.