Question
Thu April 10, 2014 By: Ansh Budania

distinguish between parasite plants and saprotrophs?

Expert Reply
Tue April 22, 2014

Parasitic plants are vascular plants which have developed specialized organs to penetrate inside the tissues of other vascular plants called hosts and derive nourishment. Examples: Cuscuta.

Saprophytes are those plants which grow and live on dead and decaying organic matter of animals and plants. Examples: Bacteria and fungi.

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