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Nutrition in Plants and Animals

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HETEROTROPHISM

This is a mode of nutrition in which organisms take in already manufactured complex food substances such as carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.

Heterotrophs are organisms that feed on already manufactured food substances.

These substances are broken down in the bodies of the Heterotrophs into simple soluble food substances that can be absorbed and be utilized by the cells.

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