Chemosynthesis is performed by the Chemosynthesizing Protein and Chemoplast parts.
Chemosynthesis is the process of harnessing Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) to produce Glucose. It is important to make sure that your current patch contains a suitable concentration of CO2 and contains H2S before using this part, as the H2S compound does not occur in all locations.
Use and Strategy
Chemosynthesis is an excellent choice for beginners due to it's purpose in producing glucose, as well as it's guaranteed large presence within the vents patch. With both H2S and Glucose compounds, players can effectively double their potential energy storage by stockpiling H2S as long as they convert it to glucose faster than they can consume it. The caveat to this, is that hydrogen sulfide seldom occurs in patches other than Vents, so if the player wishes to progress beyond the vents they will need to rely on an alternative source of energy.
This prokaryotic part takes up a single hex. Possessing roughly 2 of these parts per metabolosome should ensure a net positive glucose production from synthesizing hydrogen sulfide.
This eukaryotic part takes up two hexes of space, but synthesizes hydrogen sulfide much more efficiently than it's prokaryotic counterpart. Possessing roughly one chemoplast per two mitochondria should ensure that you produce more glucose than is consumed.
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