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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