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• Autotrophic plants and protists are producers Take in inorganic nutrients (CO2 and minerals) and an outside energ y
source to produce organic nutrients
. 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
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.
- Fall '09