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

why are plants called autotrophs?

Uma , From Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1 , added an answer
Answered 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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kkarajagi , added an answer
Answered on 7/8/11

give ex.

Akanksha Chauhan , From Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 , added an answer
Answered on 7/8/11

plants are called autotrophs because the synthesis their themselves using simple substance.

examples are - green plants, algae 

Jeba Maimuna , From Kendriya Vidyalaya Cmeri Durgapur , added an answer
Answered on 7/8/11

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.

saiprajwal4... , added an answer
Answered on 7/8/11

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

Ujjaee Singh Kashyap , From Delhi Public School , added an answer
Answered 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
Sujith , From Global Indian Intt School , added an answer
Answered on 10/3/15
because they make their own food
 
Aaryan Rawat , From Hillwoods Academy , added an answer
Answered on 11/3/15
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. 
 
Dipayan Datta , From Chandannagar , added an answer
Answered 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.
Sabita Patra , added an answer
Answered on 12/3/15
plants are called autotrophs because they can make their own food by the process of photosynthesis.

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