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1. Chemoautotroph (chemolithotroph, chemotroph)
A microorganism which can make its own food using chemicals like ammonia or sulfur compounds rather than solar energy as in photosynthesis . It derives its energy by oxidizing the chemical bonds. A type of autotroph .

2. Chemolithotroph
An organism which obtains its energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds.

3. Lithotroph
In reference to energy source ( electron donor ): An organism which uses an inorganic substrate (such as ammonia, hydrogen) as an electron donor in energy metabolism. There are two types of lithotrophs: chemolithotroph and photolithotroph. Compare with autotroph , heterotroph , organotroph , and phototroph .

4. Nitrifying bacteria
Chemolithotroph s capable of carrying out the transformations from NH3 to NO2- or NO2- to NO3-.

5. Organotroph
In reference to energy source ( electron donor ) - An organism which obtains energy by the metabolism of organic substrates (as electron donors). There are two type of organotrophs: chemoorganotroph and photoorganotroph. Compare with autotroph , lithotroph , heterotroph , phototroph .

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