Define absorptive and holozoic nutrition


Absorptive Nutrition – A type of nutrition in which an organism obtains its food through absorption. It is a way for organisms to take nutrients and release hydrolytic enzymes in the environment to break down complex compounds into simpler ones. Such simpler compounds then pass through their external membrane covering into the organism’s body and are used to carry out various life processes. This process is normally achieved through the fungi.
Holozoic Nutrition – Holozoic nutrition is the process of nutrition that takes place in organisms which take solid or liquid food inside their body. Holozoic nutrition is the mode of heterotrophic nutrition that involves ingestion, digestion, absorption and assimilation of solid and liquid material. This type of nutrition is exhibited by an amoeba that takes in complex substances and converts them into simpler substances.

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