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Identify A, B and C from the given table.

HolozoicSaprozoicParasiticAnteaters(B) _____LouseDeerSpider(C) ____(A) _____AntTick
  1. A - Housefly, B - Tapeworm, C - Amoeba
  2. A - Amoeba, B - Tapeworm, C - Housefly
  3. A - Amoeba, B - Housefly, C - Tapeworm
  4. A - Housefly, B - Amoeba, C - Tapeworm


Solution

The correct option is C A - Amoeba, B - Housefly, C - Tapeworm
The table given categorizes animals based on the following modes of nutrition they follow:
  • Holozoic nutrition - In this form of nutrition animals ingest solid food material through the mouth and then process the food within the body. Ex: amoeba, anteaters, deers, etc.
  • Saprozoic nutrition - In this form of nutrition animals obtain liquid organic material from their surroundings. Ex: houseflies, spiders, ants, etc.
  • Parasitic nutrition - In this form of nutrition animals are completely dependant on the host for its nutrition. They are usually found on or in the host body. Ex: louse, tapeworm, ticks, bedbugs, etc. 

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