Write one similarity and one difference between the nutrition in amoeba and human beings.




  1. Both Amoeba and humans require energy for the growth and maintenance of their bodies and they obtain this energy from the food that they eat.
  2. Both are heterotrophs and have heterotrophic modes of nutrition .




Humans have a mouth and a complex digestive system .

Mouth and digestive system are absent in Amoeba. They use pseudopodia to engulf food .

Digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats starts in separate regions .

All the food components are digested in the food vacuole.

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