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Define absorptive and holozoic nutrition?


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Absorptive Nutrition:

  1. A type of nutrition in which the organism obtains its food by absorption.
  2. It is a way for organisms to take many nutrients and release hydrolytic enzymes in the environment to break down complex compounds into simpler ones.
  3. Such simpler compounds then also pass by their external membrane covering into the organism’s body and are used to carry out various life processes.
  4. Such a process is normally achieved through fungi.

Holozoic Nutrition:

  1. Holozoic nutrition is a process of nutrition that takes place in organisms that take solid or liquid food inside their body.
  2. Holozoic nutrition is a mode of heterotrophic nutrition which involves ingestion, digestion, absorption, and assimilation of solid & also liquid material.
  3. Such type of nutrition is exhibited by an amoeba that takes in complex substances and converts them into simpler substances.


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