Organisms which get nutrition from dead and decaying matter are called ________.
Correct Answer : c ) SaprotrophsExplanation :
Saprotrophs are organisms which get nutrition from dead and decaying matter. Fungi are saprotrophs.
Autotrophs are the organisms that synthesize their food on their own. Plants are autotrophs.
Heterotrophs are organisms that consume food synthesized by plants. Animals are heterotrophs.
Certain plants also show heterotrophic nutrition. They consume food synthesized by other plants. Cuscuta is one such example. It is a climber and consumes food synthesized by plant on which it climbs. It is also a parasite as it uses the food synthesized by plant on which it climbs.
Hence, (c) is the correct answer.
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