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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This is the network for all anabolic synthesis and it is the subgraph of the pathways for the basic building blocks in the main metabolic chart presented earlier for reductive chemoautotrophs (Srinivasan and Morowitz, 2009); it is presumably universal for all autotrophs.
This network portrays the canonical chart of autotrophic intermediary metabolism that composes the minimal metabolome of a reductive chemoautotroph.
1992), and by the fact that it is among the known thermophilic chemoautotrophs whose genomes have been completely sequenced,
2007); among these, the reductive TCA cycle (rTCA) is the pathway utilized by many reductive chemoautotrophs (Fuchs, 1989; Nakagawa and Takai, 2008).
We also asked whether the relative abundance of chemoautotrophs and methanotrophs includes an ontogenetic factor.
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.
There is, however, no positive evidence suggesting that SCB are chemoautotrophs.