Our second group of bacteria that take in energy through amazing procedures is the chemotrophic bacteria.

The chemotrophic group actually breaks into two seperate groups that are classified as:

  1. Chemolithotrophs
  2. Chemoheterotrophs

The chemolithotrophs obtain energy through inorganic compounds that it can use as “food” for its daily schedule, whatever that may be.

On the other hand, chemoheterotrophs get their energy by breaking down organic material to use as carbon and energy. The processes by which these bacteria collect their energy is astounding!