Why is euglena called plant animal?

Asked by aahnik.mohanty | 29th Dec, 2017, 02:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Euglena has chloroplast, which is a plant feature. Euglena has a locomotory structure in the form of a flagellum, which is a property or characteristic of an animal.

It can act both, as an autotroph as it contains chlorophyll and heterotroph as it feeds on other substances. Also, in the presence of excess organic matter or darkness, it can act as a saprophytic organism. As Euglenashows features of both plants and animals, it is a dual organism.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 29th Dec, 2017, 03:23: PM