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Distinguish Between a Parasite and a Saprotroph. - Science

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Distinguish between a parasite and a saprotroph.

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Parasite Saprotroph
The organism that grows on the body of another organism and derives nutrients from it is known as a parasite The organism that obtains nutrients from the dead or decaying organic matter is called saprotroph
The Organism on Which it feeds is called host They do not feed on a living organism
Examples of parasites are Cuscuta and orchids. Examples of saprotrophs are fungi and some bacteria.

 

Concept: Mode of Nutrition in Plant - Saprotrophic Nutrition
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NCERT Class 7 Science
Chapter 1 Nutrition in Plants
Q 2 | Page 9
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