Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 27 - 27.3 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

This bacterium employs chemoheterotrophy because it must rely on chemical sources of energy, since it is in a cave and not exposed to light, and it must be a heterotroph if it requires a source of carbon other than CO_{2} or HCO_{3}.

Work Step by Step

Consider the environment and resources surrounding the bacterium. What traits would it need to survive in this environment?
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