Nutrition - heterotrophic nutrition, Biology


Animals derive organic food materials by consuming products of plants - Heterotrophic nutrition.

Types of Heterotrophic Nutrition

(i) Holozoic - When whole plants or their parts and whole animals or their parts or both are consumed by mouth, e.g., most of the animals.

(ii) Saprobiotic - When decaying organic materials of plant or animal origin are consumed e.g., fungi, bacteria, some protozoans.

(iii) Parasitic - When a living organism feeds on another living organism and causes harm e.g., tape warm, malarial parasite etc.

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