chemolithotroph


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Related to chemolithotroph: chemoautotroph

che·mo·lith·o·troph

 (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.

chemolithotroph

(ˌkiːməʊˈlɪθətrəʊf; ˌkɛm-)
n
(Biology) another name for chemautotroph
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However, this deprotonation mechanism is contrary to chemolithotroph metabolism, because strains that oxidize sulfur reduced compounds commonly generate protons and consequently pH decreases.
Additionally, an acidophilic chemolithotroph isolated from Rio Tinto and Deinococcus radiodurans microorganisms were exposed to simulated Mars environmental conditions in PASC under the protection of a layer of Mars regolith analogue.