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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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The canonical network of autotrophic intermediary metabolism: minimal metabolome of a reductive chemoautotroph.
2007); among these, the reductive TCA cycle (rTCA) is the pathway utilized by many reductive chemoautotrophs (Fuchs, 1989; Nakagawa and Takai, 2008).
Also presented is a compilation of biochemical reactions and a list of metabolites enumerating a representative minimal metabolome of a free-living reductive chemoautotroph.
We have adopted this strategy in the comparative analysis of metabolic pathways for the above-mentioned organisms in order to construct the canonical metabolic chart of a reductive chemoautotroph.
This network portrays the canonical chart of autotrophic intermediary metabolism that composes the minimal metabolome of a reductive chemoautotroph.
2002), we refer to them herein as chemoautotrophic and methanotrophic symbiont morphotypes, or simply as chemoautotrophs and methanotrophs.
The ratio of chemoautotrophs to methanotrophs was also species-specific and independent of size class, with chemoautotrophs much more numerous than methanotrophs (13:1 to 18:1) in B.
The dominance of chemoautotrophs over methanotrophs in B.