• ‘Auto’ means ‘self’ and ‘troph’ means ‘nutrition’. 
  • Therefore, the organisms which make their own food from simple inorganic sources like Carbon Dioxide and Water are known as autotrophs. 
  • The end product is an organic product like Glucose .
  • All Green Plants are Autotrophs. Some Bacteria are also autotrophic.   
  • Green Plants derive their nutrition using the process of Photosynthesis
  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 6 Class 10 - Life Processes (Term 1)

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CA Maninder Singh
CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo