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Amoeba shows which of the following kind of nutrition?


A

Parasitic

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B

Saprotrophic

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C

Holophytic

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D

Holozoic

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Solution

The correct option is D

Holozoic


The correct option is D:

Explanation of the correct option:

  1. The amoeba is a single-celled organism that dwells primarily in marine or aquatic environments.
  2. It feeds itself using a holozoic nutrition mechanism.
  3. In this style of nutrition, organisms consume solid or liquid food in its entirety and digest it within the body.

Explanation of the incorrect option:

Option A:

Parasitic mode nutrition is a form of nutrition in which organisms reside on or inside their hosts' bodies and feed off of them.

Option B:

The important nutrients required for their bodies are obtained from dead and decaying debris in the saprotrophic method of nutrition.

Option C:

Holophytic nutrition is a type of plant nutrition in which plants, also known as autotrophs, employ solar energy and inorganic carbon as energy and carbon sources, respectively.

Final answer: Amoeba shows the holozoic mode of nutrition.


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