Nitrifying bacteria in soil is called chemoautotrophs.why?

nitrifying bacteria are called chemoautotrophs bcz they use chemicals for synthesising food. in soil they use nitrogen .for their food.

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Because they use  (synthesize) chemicals for photosynthesis.
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Chemotrophs are organisms that obtain energy by the oxidation of electron donors in their environments. These molecules can be organic or inorganic. The chemotroph designation is in contrast to phototrophs, which utilize solar energy.
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