Chemolithoautotrophs

Chemolithoautotrophs (lith means "stone"), commonly referred to simply as chemoautotrophs or chemolithotrophs, use inorganic compounds for energy and derive their carbon from CO2. These prokaryotes live in seemingly inhospitable environments such as sulfur hot springs, which are rich in reduced inorganic compounds such as hydrogen sulfide. In some regions of the ocean depths, hydrothermal vents have been discovered. Here, chemoautotrophs serve as the primary producers, supporting rich communities of life in these habitats utterly devoid of sunlight (see figure 30.9). ■ hydrothermal vents, p. 778

How To Get Rid Of Yeast Infections Once And For All

How To Get Rid Of Yeast Infections Once And For All

No more itching, odor or pain or your money is refunded! Safe and DRUG FREE Natural Yeast Infection Solutions Are you looking for a safe, fast and permanent cure for your chronic yeast infection? Get Rid of that Yeast Infection Right Now and For Good!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment