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A plant which lives on another plant, obtains nutrition from that plant and deprives it of its valuable nutrients is called ________ .



A

Parasite

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B

Saprophyte

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C

Symbiote

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D

Insectivore

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Solution

The correct option is A

Parasite


A plant which lives on another plant, obtains nutrition from that plant and deprives it of its valuable nutrients is called a parasite. An example of a parasitic plant is Cuscuta. In a parasitic relationship, one organism is benefitted and the other organism is exploited. Even animals have parasites such as lice, tapeworm, roundworm in or on them.


Biology

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