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Which among the following feed on dead organic matter?

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Parasites
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Autotrophs
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C
Saprotrophs
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D
Chemotrophs
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Solution

The correct option is C Saprotrophs
Some organisms like fungi feed on dead organic matter. They secrete digestive juices on the dead and decaying matter and convert it into simpler substances. This mode of nutrition is called saprophytic nutrition.

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