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glossary:chemoautotrophs

(1) Capable of synthesizing cell constituents from carbon dioxide with energy from inorganic reactions.

(2) An organism, such as a bacterium or protozoan, that obtains its nourishment through the oxidation of inorganic chemical compounds as opposed to photosynthesis.

See also:

chemoautotrophs

Compare with:

photoautotrophs Photoheterotrophs

glossary/chemoautotrophs.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)