Biology 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
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Chapter 22 - Fungi Evolution and Diversity - Assess - Page 408: 1

Answer

b. saprotroph

Work Step by Step

Fungi are saprotrophs that absorb food. Their cells send out digestive enzymes into the immediate environment that break down dead an decaying organic matter. The resulting nutrient molecules are the absorbed by the fungus cells. Therefore, an organism that uses decomposition as its mode of nutrition is b. saprotroph.
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