Nutrition in heterotrophs I want to know about the mode of nutrition in heterotrophs PLEASE HELP...............
Heterotrophic nutrition means the organism is a consumer and cannot manufacture its own nutrients from inorganic substances, the way an autotroph or plant can do. Heterotrophs may be herbivores and feed on plants, or carnivores and feed on flesh, or omnivores, feeding on both plants and meat. Decomposers feed on dead organisms and their remains but are considered to be heterotrophs. As long as the organic matter is ready-made and available to consume, animals, certain carnivorous plants, certain bacteria and fungi are considered to be heterotrophs.
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