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: 2c


Decomposers such as mushrooms are considered heterotrophs.

Work Step by Step

Decomposers are heterotrophs because they cannot make their own food but must obtain their own food by consuming other organisms. In this case, decomposers consume dead organisms.
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