Table of Contents
- Types of Nutrition
- Autotrophic Nutrition
- Heterotrophic Nutrition
- Essential Components for Photosynthesis
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment, we got introduced to Digestion. In this segment, we will study the concept of Nutrition.
What is Nutrition?
The process of taking the food in and then utilizing it for growth, metabolism, and repair is called nutrition.
What are the Different types of nutrition?
There are two major types of nutrition: autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition.
What is Autotrophic nutrition?
The nutrition in which organisms prepare their own food by converting inorganic substances into organic substances is called autotrophic nutrition.
The organisms that can produce their own food are called Autotrophic organisms or
For example, Plants.
What is Heterotrophic nutrition?
The nutrition in which organisms cannot produce their own food and are dependent on autotrophic organisms or other organisms for nutrition is called heterotrophic nutrition.
The organisms that cannot produce their own food are called Heterotrophic organisms or Consumers.
For example, Animals.