How is heterotrophic nutrition different from autotrophic nutrition? 

Asked by pdcavita | 2nd Dec, 2017, 09:00: AM

Expert Answer:


Autotrophic Nutrition

Heterotrophic Nutrition

The organism prepares its food from simple substances present in the surroundings 

The organism obtains food from digesting organic compounds 

They are the producers in the food chain

They are the consumers in the food chain

Chlorophyll is required

Chlorophyll is not required

Example- Green plants, Bacteria

Example- Animals, Fungi

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 2nd Dec, 2017, 11:28: AM