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This method is known as chemosynthesis and, as known biological processes go, it's relatively new, at least when compared to photosynthesis and consuming food chemosynthesis is characterized by using inorganic molecules to aid in the conversion of carbon molecules into organic matter. In biochemistry, chemosynthesis is the biological conversion of one or more carbon-containing molecules (usually carbon dioxide or methane) and nutrients into organic matter using the oxidation of inorganic compounds (eg, hydrogen gas, hydrogen sulfide) or methane as a source of energy, rather than sunlight, as in photosynthesis. Chemosynthesis is the use of energy released by inorganic chemical reactions to produce food chemosynthesis is at the heart of deep-sea communities, sustaining life in absolute darkness, where sunlight does not penetrate.
All cyanobacteria are autotrophs, having the capacity to synthesize organic carbon by reduction of inorganic carbon most cyanobacteria use for this synthesis light energy (photosynthesis), but a few species in specialized dark environments use instead chemical energy (chemosynthesis. Chemosynthesis can occur in the presences of oxygen, but it is not required example of chemosynthesis in addition to bacterial and archaea, some larger organisms rely on chemosynthesis.
Chemosynthesis is a process certain organisms use to obtain energy for the production of food, akin to photosynthesis, but without the use of sunlight the energy comes from the oxidization of inorganic chemicals that the organisms find in their environment. Chemosynthesis chemosynthesis is a metabolic pathway used by some bacteria to synthesize new organic compounds such as carbohydrates by using energy derived from the oxidation of inorganic molecules — hydrogen sulfide (h 2 s) or ammonia (nh 3.
Chemosynthesis occurs under anaerobic conditions in some denitrifying bacteria, which oxidize hydrogen or sulfur but often require organic matter for biosynthesis chemosynthesis has been described in some strictly anaerobic meth-anogenic bacteria according to the reaction 4h 2 + co 2 = ch 4 + 2h 2 o. Chemosynthesis is a metabolic pathway used by some bacteria to synthesize new organic compounds such as carbohydrates by using energy derived from the oxidation of inorganic molecules — hydrogen sulfide (h 2 s) or ammonia (nh 3.
All of these organisms that are dependent on chemosynthesis benefit from the seepage of hydrothermal fluid through active mineral structures, and from the thermal and chemical gradients across mineral structures the structures provide an interface between seawater and hydrothermal fluid that maintains tolerable temperatures for biota, and allows organisms simultaneous access to the chemical constituents in both seawater and hydrothermal fluid. Chemosynthesis the building up of chemical compounds under the influence of chemical stimulation, specifically the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water as a result of energy derived from chemical reactions.