Differences between autorophic nutrition and hetrotophic nutrion?

Asked by  | 6th Apr, 2008, 10:15: PM

Expert Answer:

In autotrophic nutrition, the organisms are capable of synthesising energy from inorganic materials, such as plants who obtain their energy from the sun. These organisms are essential in ecosystems they are the main contributors of the net energy in a particular system.

In heterotrophicnutrition,  the organisms cannot synthesise their own food, and therefore rely on other food sources found within the environment, made by other organisms.

Examples are animals and fungi



Answered by  | 7th Apr, 2008, 09:39: AM

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