What is difference between Saprotrophs and Parasite ? Give examples too...

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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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 saprotrophs-Organism which derives nutrients from dead and decaying matter in soluble form.EX-Fungi

parasite-They derive nutrient from other living host.EX-Amarbel

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diffrentiate between saprotrops and phagotrophs

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 parasite deprives the hostof available nutrients

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  • SaprotrophsSaprotroph (or Saprobe) is an organism that gets its energy from non-living organic matter. This may be decaying pieces of plants or animals. 
  • Parasite - An animal or plant that lives in or on an organism (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host. 


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saprotrophs are those organisms which gets their food from dead and decaying. eg. fungi on bread.

parasites are those organisms which get their food from other organism called host by causing harm to it. eg. cascuta plant.

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saprotrophs are organisms, thgat depend directly nor indirectly on dead and decayed organic matter,for their food. example is, bread oand fungi.

parasites are plants, that connect their root system to the host plant and derive their food. this brings a great problem in the horticulture industry

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