What is a chemoautotroph?

What is a chemoautotroph? Here are some definitions.

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  1. (biology) a simple organism, such as a protozoan, that derives its energy from chemical processes rather than photosynthesis
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This was presumably due to the difficulty in culturing Nitrosomonas, an obligate chemoautotroph that grows poorly on organic-based media.
The results showed that most of bioleaching microbial communities were affiliated with the chemoautotroph bacteria.
Chemoautotroph population can evidently be considered reliable, since they were checked by determining the correspondence between the simulation results and experimental data.
A chemoautotroph is an organism which utilises inorganic compounds as principal carbon source and chemicals as an energy source.
The energy exchange between natural semiconductor minerals and chemoautotroph microbes was investigated in details in this paper.

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