In which of the following groups of organisms, food material is broken down outside the body and then absorbed in? 

(A) mushroom, green plants, amoeba 

(B) yeast, mushroom, bread mould 

(C) paramecium, amoeba, cuscuta 

(D) cuscuta, lice, tapeworm 

 

Answer - 

There are 3 types of heterotrophic nutrition by organisms:

  1. Saprotrophic Nutrition : In this, organisms break down food outside their body
    Example - Fungi, Bread moulds, yeast

  2. Parasitic Nutrition : In this, organisms derive food from the body of another living organism without killing it . Example - Cuscuta, Tapeworm

  3. Holozoic Nutrition : In this, organisms break down food inside their body. Example - Human Beings, Animals

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Now, let’s check our option:

  • Option A - Mushrooms have saprotrophic nutrition, Green plants are autotrophs , and amoeba follows holozoic nutrition.
    Thus, Option A is incorrect .

  • Option B - Yeast, Mushrooms and Bread mold have saprotrophic nutrition.
    Thus, Option B is correct

  • Option C - Paramecium and Amoeba have holozoic nutrition, Cuscuta have parasitic nutrition
    Thus, Option C is incorrect .

  • Option D - Cuscuta, Lice and Tapeworm have parasitic nutrition
    Thus, Option D is incorrect .


So, the correct answer is (b)

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