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The organism that has a parasitic mode of nutrition is

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Penicillium

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Plasmodium

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Paramecium

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Fungi

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Solution

The correct option is A.

Plasmodium and parasitic mode of nutrition:

  1. In parasitic mode of nutrition, an organism derives its food from the body of another living organism without killing it.
  2. The organism which obtains food is called a 'parasite' and the organism from whose body food is obtained is called the 'host'.
  3. For example, Plasmodium undergoes parasitic mode of nutrition in the body of Female Anopheles mosquito and the human body.


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