BACK TO chemosynthesis
chemosynthesis vs. photosynthesis
[ kee-moh-sin-thuh-sis, kem-oh- ]
- the synthesis of organic compounds within an organism, with chemical reactions providing the energy source.
[ foh-tuh-sin-thuh-sis ]
- the complex process by which carbon dioxide, water, and certain inorganic salts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants, algae, and certain bacteria, using energy from the sun and chlorophyll.