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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.
- Fall '09