What are the differences between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition?
Autotrophic nutrition Heterotrophic nutrition
(i) Food is synthesised from simple inorganic raw materials such as CO2 and water. (i) Food is obtained directly or indirectly from autotrophs. This food is broken down with the help of enzymes.
(ii) Presence of green pigment (chlorophyll) is necessary (ii) No pigment is required in this type of nutrition.
(iii)Food is generally prepared during day time. (iii) Food can be prepared at all times
(iv) All green plants and some bacteria have this type of nutrition. (iv) All animals and fungi have this type of nutrition.

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(a) The process in plants that links light energy with chemical energy
 Ans. Photosynthesis
(b) Organisms that can prepare their own food
 Ans. Autotrophs
(c) The cell organelle where photosynthesis occurs
 Ans. Chloroplast
(d) Cells that surround a stomatal pore
 Ans. Guard cells
(e) Organisms that cannot prepare their own food
 Ans. Heterotrophs
(f) An enzyme secreted from gastric glands in stomach that acts on proteins.
 Ans. Pepsin 

(a) Trypsin
 Ans. Protein
(b) Amylase
 Ans. Starch
(c) Pepsin
 Ans. Protein
(d) Lipase
 Ans. Fat