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What are the differences between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition?
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Autotrophic Nutrition Heterotrophic Nutrition
1. Organism prepare its own food and is not dependent on any other organism. 1. Organism does not prepare its own food and dependent on other organism for food.
2. Food is prepared from CO2, water, sunlight. 2. Food cannot be prepared from CO2, water, sunlight.
3. Chlorophyll is required for food preparation 3. Chlorophyll is not required for food preparation
4. Green plants and certain bacteria have autotrophic mode of nutrition. 4. All the animals and fungi, most bacteria have heterotrophic mode of nutrition

 

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