Autotrophic plants and protists are producers take in

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Unformatted text preview: or dead organisms). • Autotrophic plants and protists are producers Take in inorganic nutrients (CO2 and minerals) and an outside energ y source to produce organic nutrients 7 Called . producers because they produce food • Animals are the main consumers Heterotrophic animals eat other organisms M Primary consumer is an herbivore Secondary consumer eats herbivore Etc. Fungi and bacteria are the decomposers LT Heterotrophic fungi and bacteria break down organic matter including animal waste I Release inorganic nutrients that are taken up by plants once more Ecology of ecosystems • Nutrients are recycled in ecosystems • Atoms are not created or destroyed,...
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This document was uploaded on 03/27/2014 for the course BIOLOGY Bio 2 at Timber Creek High.

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