lithotroph

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lith·o·troph

(lith'ō-trof),
An organism with carbon needs that are satisfied by carbon dioxide. Compare: chemoautotroph.

lithotroph

any organism that makes use of an inorganic electron donor.
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This indicates a highly oxygenated system and also points towards the successful colonization of the columns by lithotrophic bacteria, which oxidize ferrous iron to the ferric state.
Some are able to use light or organic matter to harvest energy and fix carbon, while others utilise chemo- or lithotrophic modes which use the redox potential of molecules found in their particular environment to harness energy for their survival.