Distinguishing features between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition

Life Processes (C10)

List in tabular form three distinguishing features between autotrophic nutrition and heterotrophic nutrition.


  Autotrophic Nutrition Heterotrophic Nutrition
1 They can prepare their own food They cannot prepare their own food
2 They require raw materials like CO2, H2O in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll to prepare their food They depend on other plants & animals for their food
3 They store the food in the form of starch They store the food in the form of glycogen