Which zone would likely have fish in a symbiotic relationship with bacteria using chemosynthesis?
- JazSincLv 71 month ago
None, but your teacher probably wants:
"Benthic and abyssal zones, near volcanic vents. The water near volcanic vents would be enriched with the needs of the chemosynthetic bacteria."
- 1 month ago
I did a quick read on chemosynthesis (literally just the definition) and it appears that it's the equivalent to Rubisco in plants (except chemosynthesis requires methane and rubisco requires CO2 or O2). TL;DR it's a mechanism for obtaining energy
I think that means fish would require chemosynthesis when it does not have access to an effective energy source. This may be artificial, nutrient-poor, and/or low-oxygen leveled-areas where fish would struggle to perform cell respiration
That's just my take on the it though