Chemotrophs are bacteria that synthesize ATP based on favorable REDOX reactions. This solves the problem as to how they can survive. But what exactly is their function in an ecosystem? For example, can they provide nutrients for algae?
I want to know if we can cultivate chemotrophic bacteria to provide nutrients for plants. This way, we could grow them in a place like Mars where the soil is made of a lot of inorganic material. I was especially interested in algae because some species can provide a lot of nutrients humans need.