Parasite and saprotrophic nutrition belong to the heterotrophic mode of nutrition.
- A mode of nutrition in which organisms obtain nutrition from dead and decaying matters is called the Saprotrophic Nutrition.
- Parasitic Nutrition refers to heterotrophic nutrition, in which parasites depend on other living organisms for their food.
The differences between Parasitic and Saprotrophic Nutrition are tabulated below:
Difference Between Parasitic and Saprotrophic Nutrition
|Parasitic Nutrition||Saprotrophic Nutrition|
|It has intracellular digestion.||It shows extracellular digestion.|
|Feed on the living organism by causing harm to the living organism.||Feeds on dead organic matter.|
|Example:-Bacteria, Plasmodium, etc.||Example: -Fungi, etc.|
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