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State the difference between Parasites and Saprophytes

 

Answer: 

Parasite 

Saprophytes

Those plants (or animals) which live in or on another organism (called host ) and derive food from it, are called parasites.  

Those non-green plants which obtain their food from dead and decaying organic matter are called saprophytes.

They directly feed on living organisms for their nutrition.

They feed on dead and decaying organisms for their nutrition.

For example -  Cuscuta (Amarbel)

For example - Fungi, Rhizobium bacteria

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