Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 20 - Self-Quiz - Page 335: 8


d. chemoheterotrophs

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A chemoheterotroph is an organism that must get its energy and carbon source by breaking down organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Decomposers such as bacteria are chemoheterotrophs because they get their energy from breaking down organic compounds in dead organisms and waste products.
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