chemoautotroph

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chemoautotroph

 [ke″mo-aw´to-trōf]
a chemoautotrophic organism.

che·mo·au·to·troph

(kē'mō-aw'tō-trōf),
An organism that depends on chemicals for its energy and principally on carbon dioxide for its carbon.
Synonym(s): chemolithotroph
[chemo- + G. autos, self, + trophikos, nourishing]

chemoautotroph

/che·mo·au·to·troph/ (-aw´to-trōf) a chemoautotrophic microorganism.

chemoautotroph

(kē′mō-ô′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′, kĕm′ō-)
che′mo·au′to·troph′ic adj.
che′mo·au·tot′ro·phy (-ô-tŏt′rə-fē) n.

che·mo·au·to·troph

(kē'mō-aw'tō-trōf)
An organism that depends on inorganic chemicals for its energy and principally on carbon dioxide for its carbon.
Synonym(s): chemolithotroph.
[chemo- + G. autos, self, + trophikos, nourishing]

chemoautotroph

a chemoautotrophic organism.
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crunogena revealed that the bacteria contain cso-type carboxysomes, like other chemoautotrophs.
Carboxysomes are polyhedral protein nanocompartments found in many chemoautotrophs and in cyanobacteria.