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Heterotroph Heterotrophs (from Greek heteros = other or different, trophos = feeder) are organisms that are not able to make their own food. They must ingest or absorb food produced by other organisms... Read more
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Heterotrophic Bacteria Heterotrophic cells must ingest biomass to obtain their energy and nutrition. In direct contrast, autotrophs are capable of assimilating diffuse, inorganic energy and materials,... Read more
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Ecological Consumers Organisms that feed either directly or indirectly on producers, plants that convert solar energy into complex organic molecules. Primary consumers are animals that eat plants dire... Read more
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Heterotroph A heterotroph is an organism that derives its nutritional carbon and energy by oxidizing (i.e., decomposing) organic materials. The higher animals, fungi, actinomycetes, and most bacteria ... Read more