English syllables. 2014.
English syllables. 2014.
chemotrophic — che·mo·tro·phic (ke″mo troґfik) deriving energy from the oxidation of organic (chemo organotrophic) or inorganic (chemolithotrophic) compounds; said of bacteria. Cf. phototrophic … Medical dictionary
chemotrophic — /kiməˈtrɒfɪk/ (say keemuh trofik), / ˈtroʊfɪk/ (say trohfik) adjective (of an autotrophic organism) obtaining energy by chemical reactions independent of light, as nitrifying bacteria. Compare phototrophic. –chemotroph, noun …
chemotrophic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at chemo + adjective Etymology: chem + trophic : chemoautotrophic … Useful english dictionary
chemotroph — chemotrophic /kee meuh trof ik, troh fik, kem euh /, adj. /kee meuh trof , trawf , trohf , kem euh /, n. Bacteriol., Biol. any organism that oxidizes inorganic or organic compounds as its principal energy source. [CHEMO + troph < Gk trophé food]… … Universalium
chemotroph — chemotrophic /kee meuh trof ik, troh fik, kem euh /, adj. /kee meuh trof , trawf , trohf , kem euh /, n. Bacteriol., Biol. any organism that oxidizes inorganic or organic compounds as its principal energy source. [CHEMO + troph < Gk trophé… … Useful english dictionary
Primary nutritional groups — An organism may be placed into one each of the three pairs of major nutritional groups based on their carbon, energy, and electron sources.*Carbon source refers to the source of carbon used by an organism for growth and development. An organism… … Wikipedia
Chemotroph — A black smoker in the Atlantic Ocean providing energy and nutrients Chemotrophs are organisms that obtain energy by the oxidation of electron donors in their environments. These molecules can be organic (chemoorganotrophs) or inorganic… … Wikipedia
Carboxysome — Carboxysomes are bacterial microcompartments that contain enzymes involved in carbon fixation. [cite journal |author=Badger MR, Price GD |title=CO2 concentrating mechanisms in cyanobacteria: molecular components, their diversity and evolution… … Wikipedia
Lithotroph — A lithotroph is an organism that uses an inorganic substrate (usually of mineral origin) to obtain reducing equivalents for use in biosynthesis (e.g., carbon dioxide fixation) or energy conservation via aerobic or anaerobic respiration. Known… … Wikipedia
Microbial mat — A microbial mat is a multi layered sheet of micro organisms, mainly bacteria and archaea. Microbial mats grow at interfaces between different types of material, mostly on submerged or moist surfaces but a few survive in deserts. They colonize… … Wikipedia