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Differentiate between an autotroph and a heterotroph.


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AutotrophHeterotrophDefinitionAn organism that is able to formHeterotrophs cannot produce organicnutritional organic substances fromcompounds from inorganic sourcessimple inorganic substances such asand therefore rely oncarbon dioxide.consuming other organisms in the food chain.Produce own foodYesNoWhat or How they eatProduce their own food for energyThey eat other organisms to get proteins and energyFood chain levelPrimarySecondary and tertiaryTypesPhotoautotroph, ChemoautotrophPhotoheterotroph, ChemoheterotrophExamplesPlants, algae, and some baceriaHerbivores, omnivores, and carnivores


Biology
NCERT Exemplar
Standard X

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