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Autotrophs: organisms that use energy from the sun or energy stored in chemical compounds to manufacture their own nutrients. Also called producers Heterotrophs: organisms that can't make their own food and must feed on other organisms for energy and nutrients. Also called consumers . All organisms whether Autotrophic or Heterotrophic must carry out cellular resparation to survive. Autotrophs use photosynthesis, and chemosynthesis. heterotrophs use celluar reparation only. Distinguish between autotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition. Autotrophs are organisms that are capable of making organic molecules from inorganic material such as the process of plants converting carbon dioxide into
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Unformatted text preview: glucose during photosynthesis using the energy from the sun. Heterotrophs are incapable of this conversion of inorganic to organic and must obtain their organic compounds from eating or decomposing other organisms. Autotrophic organisms, for example organisms in kingdom Plantae, are able to manufacture their own food based on basic abiotic factors. Autotrophs can create their own food through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. Heterotrohpic organisms, for example organisms in kingdom Animalia, must consume other organisms for food. Heterotrophs can be either carnivorous, herbivorous, or omnivorous....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course BIO 105 taught by Professor Tracygray during the Fall '09 term at Front Range Community College.

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