What are heterotrophs?

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Heterotrophs are completely dependent on gaining nourishment from other organisms. They cannot produce their own food. All animals are heterotrophs.
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Something that is heterotrophic means that it requires both carbon and nitrogen for sustenance. Many animals happen to be heterotrophic.
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A heterotroph is any organism that requires organic subtrates in order to survive. Basically, a heterotroph is a consumer which must eat other animals and cannot produce its own food
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Heterotrophic bacteria are abundant in the environment, especially water - including treated water and tap water. Due to its capacity to adapt itself to a malnourished environment
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Unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.
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het·er·o·troph
[het-er-uh-trof, -trohf]
NOUN
1.
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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