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What Are the Differences Between Autotrophic Nutrition and Heterotrophic Nutrition? - Science

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What are the differences between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition?

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Autotrophic Nutrition Heterotrophic Nutrition
Food is synthesised from simple inorganic raw materials such as CO2and water. Food is obtained directly or indirectly from autotrophs. This food is broken down with the help of enzymes.
Chlorophyll is required. Chlorophyll is not required.
Food is generally prepared during day time. Food can be obtained at all time.
All green plants and some bacteria have this type of nutrition. All animals and fungi have this type of nutrition.
The mode of nutrition in which an organism prepares its own food with the help of simple inorganic materials like water and carbon dioxide from the surroundings is known as autotrophic nutrition. The mode of nutrition in which an organism cannot prepare its own food and depend upon other organisms for its food is known as heterotrophic nutrition.

 

Concept: Mode of Nutrition in Plant - Autotrophic Nutrition
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