What are the differences between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition?

 Q. What are the differences between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition?

 

Answer:-

Autotrophic nutrition

Heterotrophic nutrition

1.In this type of nutrition food is synthesized from simple inorganic raw materials.

2.For autotrophic nutrition, presence of chlorophyll (green pigment) and sunlight are necessary. So, autotrophic nutrition generally takes place during day time.

3.For example, all green plants and some bacteria have this type of nutrition.

 

1. In this type of nutrition food is obtained from autotrophs.

2. No pigment and sunlight is required for heterotrophic nutrition. Food can be prepared at any time.

 

3. For example, all animals including human being and fungi have this type of nutrition.