Which of the following correctly matches the protist to the mode of nutrition?Chara- Autotrophy, Euglena - Mixotrophy, Amoeba - HeterotrophyChara - Heterotrophy, Euglena - Mixotrophy, Amoeba - HeterotropyChara - Mixotrophy, Euglena- Heterotrophy, Amoeba - AutotrophyThey all are capable of Heterotrophy

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Which of the following correctly matches the protist to the mode of nutrition?
Chara- Autotrophy, Euglena - Mixotrophy, Amoeba - Heterotrophy
Chara - Heterotrophy, Euglena - Mixotrophy, Amoeba - Heterotropy
Chara - Mixotrophy, Euglena- Heterotrophy, Amoeba - Autotrophy
They all are capable of Heterotrophy
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Which of the following correctly matches the protist to the mode of nutrition? Chara- Autotrophy, Euglena - Mixotrophy, Amoeba - Heterotrophy Chara - Heterotrophy, Euglena - Mixotrophy, Amoeba - Heterotropy Chara - Mixotrophy, Euglena- Heterotrophy, Amoeba - Autotrophy They all are capable of Heterotrophy

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Protista are small, simple eukaryotic organisms mainly consist of colony of cells or single cells. Their main habitat is water and moist areas. Some of the Protista are parasitic in nature which live as symbionts in the body of eukaryotes.

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The mode of nutrition in Protista is both autotrophic and heterotrophic. Autotrophs can synthesize their own food through the process of photosynthesis while heterotrophs depend upon others for their food.

Chara is included in the plant kingdom as they made their own food and thus are like algae. Thus, the mode of nutrition in chara is autotrophic. As chara resemble Protista in their autotrophic mode of nutrition thus, they are like Protista.

Euglena is a unicellular flagellate included in the phylum Protista. Euglena is both autotrophic and heterotrophic in their mode of nutrition. Thus, Euglena follows mixotrophic mode of nutrition.

Amoeba is an irregular shaped unicellular eukaryotic organism which has capability to change its shape by retracting and extending processes known as pseudopods. Amoeba acquires its food through pinocytosis, taking of dissolved nutrients or by phagocytosis, engulfing organic matter and small organisms. As, amoeba depend on others for their food thus it is heterotrophic in nature.

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Chara- Autotrophy, Euglena- Mixotrophy, Amoeba – Heterotrophy, this option is correct as Chara is autotrophic, Euglena is both auto and heterotrophic and amoeba is heterotrophic in their mode of nutrition.

Chara- Heterotrophy, Euglena- Mixotrophy, Amoeba – Heterotrophy, this is incorrect because Chara is synthesize their own food thus, they are autotroph...

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