• Prokaryotes have just about every possible type of metabolism.
  • They depend on other organisms for both energy and carbon.
  • They may get energy from light (photo) or chemical compounds (chemo) They may also get carbon from carbon dioxide (autotroph) or other living things (heterotroph).
  • Most prokaryote are chemoheterotrophic, but they can be photoautotrophic or chemoautototrophs, as well as heterotrophic and autotrophic.
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