Q. 474.4( 16 Votes )

Define

(i) saprophytic nutrition

(ii) parasitic nutrition, and

(iii) holozoic nutrition. Give one example of each type.

Answer :

(i) Saprophytic Nutrition: Saprophytic nutrition is that nutrition in which organisms obtain their food from dead and decaying organisms (plants and animals).

Examples: Fungi (mushrooms), and many bacteria.


(ii) Parasitic Nutrition: Parasitic nutrition is that nutrition in which organisms obtain their food from other living organisms (called host).


Examples: Leech, mosquito.


(iii) Holozoic Nutrition: In this mode of nutrition, the digestion happens inside the body of the organism. Most of the animals follow this mode of nutrition.


Example: Human beings


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