What is the difference between an autotroph and a heterotroph?

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Apr 20, 2018

Autotrophs can prepare their own food like plants
Heterotrophs cannot prepare their own food like animals

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Apr 20, 2018

See the explanation below.


Autotrophs are organisms which produce their own food. The most common autotrophs are plants. They can make food from inorganic substances, such as water and carbon dioxide.

Heterotrophs are organisms which rely on producers to get food. They can eat plants or other animals to get their energy.