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why are plants called autotrophs?

Asked by kkarajagi(student) , on 7/8/11

 auto means ' self '. since plants prepare their own food by the process of photosynthesis they are called autotrophs.

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Posted by Uma(student)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 

Posted by Akanksha Chauha...(student)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.

Posted by Jeba Maimuna(student)on 7/8/11

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plants are called autotrophs because they can prepair their own food by photosynthesis.

Posted by saiprajwal4...(student)on 7/8/11

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