why are plants called autotrophs?
plants are called autotrophs because the synthesis their themselves using simple substance.
examples are - green plants, algae
plants are called autotrophs because they can prepair their own food by photosynthesis.
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.
auto means ' self '. since plants prepare their own food by the process of photosynthesis they are called autotrophs.
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