Chemoautotrophs

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Chemoautotrophs

Post by Slipknot_36020 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:31 pm

What are some Unique Characteristics of Chemoautotrophs?

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Post by shmolex » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:13 pm

well, for one, they can obtain enough energy to survive from inorganic molecules.

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Post by rg » Fri May 05, 2006 11:31 am

they use inorganic molecules as substrate..e.g-carboxydo bacteria uses carbon dioxide,'Thiobacillus ferroxidans' from iron etc.

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Post by angel » Mon May 15, 2006 8:34 am

Autotrophs can be broadly divided into photoautotrophs and chemoautotrophs. Photoautotrophs use sunlight to make their own food, like plants and other photosynthetic organisms, while chemoautotrophs use the energy stored in organic/inorganic molecule for the same. These mostly are chemosynthetic bacteria as mentioned by rg which include sulphur bacteria, etc.

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Post by Inuyasha » Tue May 16, 2006 7:16 pm

check this, chemoautotrophs can live in deep volcanic vents. They help some plants survivor thousands of meters deep in the ocean. Very special.
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