What are the differences between parasites and saprotrophs?

 

Parasite

Saprotroph

1. A parasite takes readymade food from the organism on which it feeds.

2. They feed on a living organism.

3. The organism on which it feeds is called host.

4. It deprives the host of valuable nutrients.

1. They secrete the digestive juices on the matter they live and convert it into a solution and then absorb it.

2. They feed on dead and decaying organism.

3. They do not feed on a living organism.

4. There is no host at all.

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saprotrophs are those organisms which get their nutrients from dead and decaying matters.for example , fungi.

parasite are those organisms which climb on other organisms for food and water .for example ,amerbel climbs on the host

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fungi derive nutrition from dead decaying mater they are saprothrophs plant like cuscuta they take food from the host plant they are parasite..

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Parasite are plants that take nutrition from the host plant for eg. cuscuta(dodder),mistletoe

Saprotroph are plants that take their nutrition from the dead and decaying organisms.eg.indian pipe,coral root.

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Parasite

Saprotroph

1. A parasite takes readymade food from the organism on which it feeds.

2. They feed on a living organism.

3. The organism on which it feeds is calledhost.

4. It deprives the host of valuable nutrients.

1. They secrete the digestive juices on the matter they live and convert it into a solution and then absorb it.

2. They feed on dead and decaying organism.

3. They do not feed on a living organism.

4. There is no host at all.

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 parasites are the plant that depends on the living organisms.para means other and sites mean dependent.the plant on which they depend called host.they do not harm their host . parasites such as dodder has tubular like stuctures . 

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i don,t know

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parasites takes food from the host & harm the host.

saprotrophs takes food from the host but do not harm the host. 

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 A parasite is an organism which has  one way relationship with its host and only the parasite is benefited from it . But in the cse of a saprophyte it grows on dead and and decaying matter nd derives its food from it.  

A Parasite 

1. Dodder

The leaf in above picture makes food for itself but with its haustauria the dodder (which is the orange coloured plant on top of the leaf) is able to suck the food made by it's host.

A Saprophyte

1. Mushroom

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no

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 parasitic are those plant who take nutrinents from host are called parasitiic mode of nutrinent

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