Chemoautotrophs

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Chemoautotrophs

Post by punk rock princess » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:30 pm

Hi guys!

A couple of questions. I've done a Google search but I didn't come up with much.

1. What are chemoautotrophs?

2. What 'fuels' chemoautotrophs?

3. Are chemoautotrophs important in Biology? Why?

I'd be really grateful if anyone could give me some ideas.

Thanks :D
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:46 pm

I'm just gonna do a super summary because i am lazy.
1. Organisms that produce energy by chemosynthesis, oxidation of mineral(rarely organic) substances
2. The energy source for chemosynthesis comes from the oxidation rection of the mineral substance, not the substance itself.
3. Play an essential role in nature, by completing the circuits of many elements in nature(C,N,S). Nitrifying bacteria geive plants the N nutrients they need

Please, try to search yourself. I can bet you 10000 to 1 you can find this stuff in 2 minutes tops on Google
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Post by punk rock princess » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:57 pm

Thank you SOOOOOOOO much!!!

:D :D :D

P.S. I did try to search for it myself but the information I found from Google didn't really answer my questions. My biology teacher was telling us that Google used to be a really good accurate search engine, but now you get lots of useless stuff when you search.
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:37 pm

Glad to help then. PS: don't insult Google, it is still usefull. feel free to ask for any misunderstandings
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Post by punk rock princess » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:03 pm

Sorry

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Post by mith » Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:46 pm

It's how you ask. Now I don't mean you have say please and try to coax the answer but you have to think like a search engine....what are the keywords that really define what you want to look for, are you looking for a specific phrase etc... You'd be surprise by the number of people who get confused and just go to askjeeves
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