lithotroph


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lith·o·troph

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

any organism that makes use of an inorganic electron donor.
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Physiological analyses have revealed that all of these isolates are obligate lithotrophs, capable of growth with [Fe.sup.2+], but not with any alternate electron donors tested so far (sulfide, thiosulfate, [Mn.sup.2+]).