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includes metabolic and reproductive terms
an organism that converts CO2 into biological molecules for nutrients.
a community of prokaryotes anchored to a non living base. They are usually surrounded by a slime-like structure called a
the cyclic process by which prokaryotes convert CO2 into three carbon organic molecule
an organism that oxidizes inorganic compounds to yield energy for carbon fixation
prokaryotes that convert nitrates and nitrites back to elemental nitrogen
a bacteria or archaea that performs nitrogen fixtion
anaerobic organism that can live in the presence or absence of oxygen
anaerobic organism that can live in an oxygen environment
polymeric material used by bacteria for protection and oxygen environment.
Encapsulates the colony as from exterior and traps bacteria and nutrients, adding to growth
a specialized cell found in
that has switched from photosynthesis cells to cells capable of nitrogen fixation
an organism that metabolizes organic compounds to produce energy
process by which atmospheric nitrogen (N2) is converted into ammonia so that autotrophs can incorporate into their biochemical reactions
an organism that can only thrive in the presence of oxygen
an organism that doesn't require oxygen for survival.
a photosynthetic autotroph that converts sunlight into chemical energy to fix carbon