chemolithotroph


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chemolithotroph

 [ke″mo-lith´o-trōf]
a chemolithotrophic 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]

chemolithotroph

(kē′mō-lĭth′ə-trŏf′, -trōf′, kĕm′ō-)
che′mo·lith′o·tro′phic adj.
che′mo·li·thot′ro·phy (-lī-thŏt′rə-fē) adj.

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]

chemolithotroph

an organism that derives its energy from oxidation of inorganic compounds and its carbon from carbon dioxide.
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When the fresh mine spoil was processed for heterotrophic isolation with medium-H, it was observed to be inhabited by relatively much low heterotrophic bacterial isolates as compared to chemolithotrophs (Harrison, 1984; Wood and Kelly, 1986; Kuenen et al.
Thiobacilli grow in a range of soil pH, and many species in this genus are able to grow as chemolithotrophs, which oxidize the reduced sulfur compounds for energy (Table 10-7).
Only since the 1980s has the scientific study of these rock and metal-eating microbes, the chemolithotrophs, developed its own discipline, that of geomicrochemistry.