Heterotroph

Heterotroph

This toad in the photo is an example of a heterotroph. A heterotroph is an organism that consumes other organism for food. It cannot fix organic material on its own in contrast to autotrophs such as plants. Most heterotrophs are categorized as “chemoorganoheterotrophs,” meaning that they use organic compounds both as a carbon source and for energy.

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by | August 11, 2012 · 5:01 pm

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