chemolithotroph


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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.
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chemolithotroph

(ˌkiːməʊˈlɪθətrəʊf; ˌkɛm-)
n
(Biology) another name for chemautotroph
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A cultured representative of the SAGMCG Thaumarchaeota was described as an acidophilic ammonia-oxidizing chemolithotroph [48], using the 3-hydroxypropionate-4-hydroxybutyrate pathway [49].
However, this deprotonation mechanism is contrary to chemolithotroph metabolism, because strains that oxidize sulfur reduced compounds commonly generate protons and consequently pH decreases.
(1979), when three bacteria, an obligate chemolithotroph, a facultative chemolithotroph (mixotroph), and a heterotroph, competed for acetate and thiosulfate.