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Goenkannoor , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 9/3/15

why are plants called autotrophs?

Akanksha Chauhan , added an answer, on 7/8/11
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plants are called autotrophs because the synthesis their themselves using simple substance.

examples are - green plants, algae 

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saiprajwal4... , added an answer, on 7/8/11
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plants are called autotrophs because they can prepair their own food by photosynthesis.

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Aaryan Rawat , added an answer, on 11/3/15
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An autotrophs is an organism that can produce its own food using light, water, carbon dioxide, or other chemicals. Because autotrophs produce their own food, they are sometimes called producers. 
 
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Dipayan Datta , added an answer, on 12/3/15
In Greek auto means self and troph means to feed.Since the plants can prepare their own food and can feed on it it,they are known as autotrphes.
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Sabita Patra , added an answer, on 12/3/15
plants are called autotrophs because they can make their own food by the process of photosynthesis.
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Sujith , added an answer, on 10/3/15
because they make their own food
 
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Ujjaee Singh Kashyap , added an answer, on 9/3/15
  • Plants are called autotrophs because they use autotrophic mode of  nutrition , in which organisms have to make their food theselves .
  • auto = self and trophs =nourishment
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Jeba Maimuna , added an answer, on 7/8/11
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Plants are called autrotrophs because plants can feed themselves unlike animals and other types of organisms. However, there are some plants that cannot feed themselves. An example is the Venus Flytrap.

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Uma , added an answer, on 7/8/11
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 auto means ' self '. since plants prepare their own food by the process of photosynthesis they are called autotrophs.

hope it helps........

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kkarajagi , added an answer, on 7/8/11

give ex.

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