Autotroph vs Heterotroph Producer vs Consumer

Friday, November 4, 2016

Autotrophs vs Heterotrophs      Producers vs Consumers

An autotroph is an organism that can self feed.The word autotroph comes from the Greek autos self and trophe nourishing.

Autotrophs are the producers in a food web.

Autotrophs produce their energy from the sun in a chemical process called photosynthesis

They take  Carbon Dioxide plus water and sunlight and produce sugar and oxygen

Autotrophs form the base of the energy pyramid.

A heterotroph comes from the greek word meaning  heteros = another, different and trophe = nutrition

Heterotroph get their energy by eating other plants and animals.

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