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Nutrition in Animals

  • Animals and humans have heterotrophic mode of nutrition because they obtain their food directly or indirectly from plants.
  • Some complex food components of animal and human nutrition are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.
  • The process of breaking down of complex food components into simpler molecules is known as digestion.

Heterotrophic Nutrition  

  • The heterotrophs that derive their energy directly from plants are called herbivores and those who derive their energy indirectly i.e. by eating herbivores are called carnivores.
  • Omnivores- feed on bot…

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