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Non-carbon based life

D.G. Larush u9517225 at muss.CIS.McMaster.CA
Fri Jan 5 16:10:00 EST 1996


 Is this creature similar to the carbon-based, creatures which 
extract nutrients from volcanic sulphur hydroxide instead of photosynthesis?

 If you are thinking of a different creature, I am as interested in 
information on the new one as you are. 
 
David

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Moderator's note: The creature responsible for fixation of inorganic carbon
into metabolically useful molecules by way of energy derived by the 
oxidation of sulphide at hydrothermal vents and hydrocarbon seeps is 
chemoautotrophic bacteria.




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