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synthesis of carbohydrate from carbon dioxide and water

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The ocean excursions took place in 2006 and 2007, and emphasized both chemosynthetic communities and deep-water or cold-water coral communities.
She discovered that the blind shrimp, which harbor chemosynthetic bacteria under their shells, carried another surprise--unique organs on their backs that contained light-sensitive "visual pigment" normally found in eyes.
Only with exact knowledge of these mechanisms, it will be possible to develop a new generation of standardized, effect-optimized mono- and multi-extract preparations, which not only fulfill today's standards for quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal drugs but can ideally also be used for the treatment of diseases that have been treated previously only with chemosynthetics or antibiotics.
Because animals at these sites derive their energy solely from the microbial transformation of chemicals spewed by the geological activity, their ecosystems are referred to as chemosynthetic.
These chemosynthetic (chemical-using) microbes give rise to other life that normally couldn't live in the pitch-black deep sea.
Living closer to the sea surface, other marine invertebrates such as bivalve mollusks have also established symbioses with chemosynthetic bacteria, where sulfide and oxygen are present in the water perfusing the sediments.
com/research/nps3nn/research_report_on) has announced the addition of the "Research Report on Chinese Chemosynthetic Polypeptide Drug Industry, 2012" report to their offering.
In the absence of sunlight and photosynthesis, the hydrocarbons provide a source of life-sustaining chemosynthetic energy.
The whale bone oil and the ubiquitous chemosynthetic bacterial mats are not the same, but two species of Pyropelta have colonized both habitats, as reported by McLean (1992).
1992, On the possibility of chemosynthetic ecosystems in subsurface habitats on Mars: Icarus, v.
The species living on the Campeche Knolls asphalt deposits are a "particularly cool twist on chemosynthetic life," says Charles Paull of the Monterey Day Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, Calif.
A major discovery was the existence of an expansive fluid seep habitat just south of Heceta Bank in 1500 feet of water, consisting of carbonate encrusted rock crusts, inhabited with dense communities of chemosynthetic clams, predatory snails, and other invertebrates.
I describe how people are fooled into thinking that "natural" vitamins are somehow more powerful than synthetic [18], yet the Law tells us that all ascorbic acid molecules are chemically identical, regardless of source (though one has to be careful with this statement, as biosynthetic vitamin E contains only the active stereoisomer whereas the chemosynthetic compound is a racemic mixture [19].
LONDON -- In the pharmaceutical industry, chemosynthetic polypeptides are the focus of attentions.
The recognition that submarine volcanic gases provide an essential nutrient source for the microbial communities that are the base of the chemosynthetic food chain at ridge crests took another of his original research pursuits in an exciting, unanticipated direction.