anoxygenic

anoxygenic

(ă-nok″si-jen′ik) [ ¹an- + oxygenic]
1. Not reliant on oxygen for the electrons used in photosynthesis.
2. Not productive of oxygen during photosynthesis.

anoxygenic

not producing OXYGEN. Compare OXYGENIC.
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Anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria are studied as one of the earliest organisms due to their phylogenic antiquity and ability to metabolize iron and sulfur using light energy.
Given that oxygen is not produced during this type of photosynthesis, the process has been named anoxygenic photosynthesis.
Winogradsky columns can be used to show visitors phototrophic oxygenic and anoxygenic microorganisms.
Deposition of banded iron formations by anoxygenic phototrophic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria.
It has been found in denitrifyers, sulfidogens, iron reducers, methanogenic consortia, and even an anoxygenic photosynthetic organism (Beller and Edwards 2000; Beller et al.
The evolutionary transition from anoxygenic (no oxygen produced) to oxygenic (oxygen-producing) photosynthesis resulted in the critical development of atmospheric oxygen in amounts large enough to allow the evolution of organisms that use oxygen, including plants and mammals.