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Definition of the noun chemosynthesis
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noun - plural: chemosyntheses
- synthesis of carbohydrate from carbon dioxide and water; limited to certain bacteria and fungi
Chemosynthesis: In biochemistry, chemosynthesis is the biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules and nutrients into organic matter using the oxidation of inorganic molecules or methane as a source of energy, rather than sunlight, as in photosynthesis. Chemoautotrophs, organisms that obtain carbon through chemosynthesis, are phylogenetically diverse, but groups that include conspicuous or biogeochemically-important taxa include the sulfur-oxidizing gamma and epsilon proteobacteria, the aquificaeles, the methanogenic archaea and the neutrophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria.
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Biology of the Invertebrates (2016)
by CTI Reviews
In biochemistry, chemosynthesis is the biological conversion of one or.
Water from Heaven (2003)
The Story of Water From the Big Bang to the Rise of Civilization, and Beyond by Robert Kandel
This chemosynthesis is the start of the food chain that nourishes the entire hydrothermal vent ...
The Global Coastal Ocean (2005)
Multiscale Interdisciplinary Processes by Allan R. Robinson, Kenneth H. Brink
chemosynthesis is a source of new organic matter production in sediments, although in the absence of hydrothermal fluids or methane seeps the quantity produced is limited by the original organic ...
Chemosynthesis. and. Food. Webs. Oxicanoxicinterfacesare known tobesites ofhigh biologicalactivity withhighabundance and biomassof microorganisms. In fact, several studies have indicatedthat chemosynthetic organisms such ...
by American Heritage Dictionary
chemosynthesis (ke'mo-sln'thi-sis) The formation of organic compounds using the ...
A Dictionary of Science (2017)
by Jonathan Law
chemosynthesis. A type of *autotrophic nutrition in which organisms (called chemoautotrophs) synthesize organic materials using energy derived from the oxidation of inorganic chemicals, rather than from sunlight. Most chemoautotrophs are ...
by Adam Simmons
Chemosynthesis Until recently, it was thought that all life on earth is dependent on the food produced by plants, bacteria, and algae through photosynthesis. In the last 30 years, though, as we have explored our planet more thoroughly, we ...
by Chris Park, Michael Allaby
primary producer An *autotroph that captures energy from the environment and turns it into *biomass through * photosynthesis or *chemosynthesis, and forms the base (lowest *trophic level) of a *food ...
Three Volume Set by John A Matthews
chemosynthesis The use by bacterial microorganisms of inorganic and organic compounds (e.g. hydrogen sulfide, methane, ammonia) as a source of ...
Dictionary of Ecodesign (2010)
An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo
Chemosynthesis. Process in which certain organisms extract inorganic compounds from the environment and convert them into organic nutrients without the presence of sunlight. Chimney effect See: Stack effect Chlorinated hydrocarbons ...
by Jill Bailey
chemoautotrophism (chemosynthesis) See autotrophism; chemotrophism. chemoheterotrophism See chemotrophism; heterotrophism. chemoreceptor An organ or structure that responds to a particular chemical stimulant. chemosynthesis ...
Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes] (2014)
by Andrew Jon Hund
Still others are able to fix inorganic carbon into cellular material in a process called chemosynthesis. Unlike photosynthesis, which converts sunlight into usable energy, chemosynthesis uses chemical energy. This process may play a role in ...
by Michael Allaby
bacterial chemosynthesis See CHEMOSYNTHESIS. badlands Term originally applied to the intricately eroded plateau country of S. Dakota, Nebraska, and N. Dakota, but now ...
by Paul A. Rees
chemoautotroph A bacteriumorotherorganismcapable ofderivingenergyfromchemical reactions and synthesising organic molecules byoxidisinginorganic molecules (chemosynthesis), e.g. hydrogen sulphide, ferrousiron.
by Clive Upton, Jr William a Kretzschmar
chemosynthesis BR ˌkiːmə(ʊ)ˈsɪnθƗsɪs, ˌkɛmə(ʊ) ˈsɪnθƗ sɪs AM ˌkɛmoʊˈsɪnθəsəs, ˌkimoʊˈsɪnθəsəs chemotaxis BR ˌkiːmə(ʊ)ˈtaksɪs, ˌkɛmə(ʊ)ˈtaksɪs AM ˌkɛmoʊˈtæksɪs, ˌkimoʊˈtæksɪs ...
Science Encyclopedia (2016)
Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! by National Geographic Society (U. S.), National Geographic Kids
Oxygen CARBON DOXDE MNERALS GROUND WATER CHEMOSYNTHESIS no scientists explosing deep parts of the ocean were astonished to discover animals living aroundvents ...
Encyclopedia of Ecology (2014)
and chemical energy from thermodyna- mically favorable oxidation–reduction reactions (via chemosynthesis). Photosynthesis ( Light ...
Marine Affairs Dictionary (2004)
Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West
CHEMOSYNTHESIS: The primary production of organic matter from the oxidation of inorganic molecules in the absence of light. (See also Black Smoker; Chemotroph; ...
by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root
A few types of bacteria use an alternative mode of autotrophic energy acquisition, termed chemosynthesis. This process involves the harnessing of energy associated with simple chemical species such as methane, hydrogen sulfide, or nitrite ...
by Robert Hine, Daintith
chemoautotrophism /kee-moh-aw-tŏ- troff-ik, kem-oh-/ ( chemosynthesis) See au- totrophism; chemotrophism. chemoheterotrophism /kee -moh-het-ĕ- ...
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Video shows what chemosynthesis means. the production of carbohydrates and other compounds from simple compounds such as carbon dioxide, using the ...
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