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Chemoautotrophic Growth MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chemoautotrophic Growth
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.071.314
G03.087.314
Unique ID
D052837
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D052837
Scope Note
Growth of organisms using AUTOTROPHIC PROCESSES for obtaining nutrients and chemotrophic processes for obtaining a primary energy supply. Chemotrophic processes are involved in deriving a primary energy supply from exogenous chemical sources. Chemotrophic autotrophs (chemoautotrophs) generally use inorganic chemicals as energy sources and as such are called chemolithoautotrophs. Most chemoautotrophs live in hostile environments, such as deep sea vents. They are mostly BACTERIA and ARCHAEA, and are the primary producers for those ecosystems.
Entry Term(s)
Chemoautotrophy
Chemolithoautotrophic Growth
Chemolithoautotrophy
Chemolithotrophic Growth
Chemolithotrophy
See Also
Heterotrophic Processes
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Phototrophic Processes
Public MeSH Note
2007
History Note
2007
Date Established
2007/01/01
Date of Entry
2006/07/05
Revision Date
2016/06/16
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