Biology 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
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Chapter 21 - Protist Evolution and Diversity - Engage - Thinking Scientifically - Page 394: 2

Answer

Protists can be either photoautotrophic or heterotrophic (or mixotrophic) based on how they obtain energy, Photoautotrophic protists such as algae photosynthesize, using sunlight to create sugar. Heterotrophic protists like amoebozoans acquire organic compounds from their surroundings. Mixotrophic protists do both.

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Protists can be either photoautotrophic or heterotrophic (or mixotrophic) based on how they obtain energy, Photoautotrophic protists such as algae photosynthesize, using sunlight to create sugar. Heterotrophic protists like amoebozoans acquire organic compounds from their surroundings. Mixotrophic protists do both.
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