What Are Heterotrophs?


Heterotrophs are completely dependent on gaining nourishment from other organisms. They cannot produce their own food. All animals are heterotrophs.
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Biology an organism requiring organic compounds for its principal source of food.
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A heterotroph is an organism that cannot create their own food and must feed off of other life forms. Humans are heterotrophs, but plants are not. You can find more information here: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Life/heterotrophs.html
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