Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 8, Photosynthesis - 8.1 - Energy and Life - 8.1 Assessment - Page 228: 2b


Heterotrophs obtain energy by consuming other living things. This is different from autotrophs because autotrophs can make their own energy.

Work Step by Step

Heterotrophs have to eat other organisms to obtain energy whereas autotrophs can make their own energy. Heterotrophs include animals and fungi. Autotrophs are plants and certain types of bacteria and protists.
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