WHAT IS SAPROPHYTIC NUTRITION

WHAT IS SAPROPHYTIC NUTRITION? Saprophytic nutrition is a process of chemoheterotrophic extracellular digestion involved in the processing of decayed organic matter.
saprophytic type of nutrition has to do with saprophytes, it is about certain types organism that live and acquire their food nutrients from another organism, meaning that they sap or live directly on top another organism Explanation of saprophytic nutrient


As organic matter decomposes within a medium in which a saprotroph is residing, the saprotroph breaks it into its composites.
Definitely you might have read in my previous post about parasitic nutrition, Autotrophic nutrition, heterotrophic nutrition. I had also written a post on endoparasites and Ecto-parasites and their mode of nutrition. If you having read them please head straight down and choose any of the links.Saprophytic nutrition

So here let’s talk about Saprophytes.

What are Saprophytic feeding

Saprophytic nutrition is a type of nutrition in which certain organisms called, the Saprophytes feeds on dead and decaying organic materials. This type of nutrition is called the saprophytic nutrition and the association involving this type of nutrition is called saprophytism.

how does saprophytes digest food

The saprophytes under saprophytic nutrition, generally, can secrete enzymes into the dead and decaying organic materials on which they grow. The enzymes so secreted, is able to digest some portions of the substrate outside the body of the saprophyte by a process called

EXTRACELLULAR DIGESTION IN SAPROPHYTIC NUTRITION.

The digested food material on the substrate is then absorbed into its body through the rhizoids. Examples of organism which exhibits saprophytic mode of nutrition are the Fungi such as Rhizopus, mushroom, mucor, toad stool and penicillium

DEFINITION SAPROPHYTIC NUTRITION

Definitely you might have read in my previous post about parasitic nutrition, Autotrophic nutrition, heterotrophic nutrition. I had also written a post on endoparasites and Ectoparasites and their mode of nutrition. If you having read them please head straight down and choose any of the links.

So here let’s talk about Saprophytes.

What are Saprophytes?

Saprophytic nutrition is a type of nutrition in which certain organisms called, the Saprophytes feeds on dead and decaying organic materials. This type of nutrition is called the saprophytic nutrition and the association involving this type of nutrition is called saprophytism.

The saprophytes, generally, can secrete enzymes into the dead and decaying organic materials on which they grow. The enzymes so secreted, is able to digest some portions of the substrate outside the body of the saprophyte by a process called EXTRACELLULAR DIGESTION.

The digested food material on the substrate is then absorbed into its body through the rhizoids. Examples of organism which exhibits saprophytic mode of nutrition are the Fungi such as Rhizopus, mushroom, mucor, toad stool and penicillium

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1. Modes of nutrition in animals
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3. Parasitic nutrition
4. Forages and farm animal nutrition
5. Water as a food substance
6. Carnivorous nutrition in plants
7. Endoparasites and Ectoparasites feeding modes
8. Holozoic mode of nutrition
9. Heterotrophic mode of nutrition
10. Autotrophic nutrition
11. Chemosynthetic nutrition
12. Importance of balance diet
13. What is Kwashiokor?
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4.14       THE ENTREPRENEUR

Definition: an entrepreneur can be defined as the factor of production that co-ordinates and organizes other factor of production (Land, Labour and Capital) in order to produce goods and services. The entrepreneur bears the risks and takes major decisions of the business. He risks his capital in setting up the business with the aim of obtaining maximum profit.

In summary, the entrepreneur is the person who co-ordinates, controls and organizes the process of production in order to make maximum output at minimum cost thereby making profits. He is the M.D or CEO in an executive office. The reward for entrepreneur is profit.

Characteristics of entrepreneur

  • Risk bearer: he risks his capital in the course of investment and whatever comes out of it, whether good or bad, he has to take.
  • Organization: he organizes productive resources for the production of goods and services.
  • Decision making: he takes decisions in the course of production, which can bring out better results.
  • Controls other factors: he has absolute control over other factors of production, e.g. their combinations in order to get maximum production at minimum cost.

Importance of entrepreneur

  • Decision making: The entrepreneur takes decision during production process. He may take decision on what to produce, quantity to produce, what to supply and at what price to sell. Good decisions taken will bring out good results.
  • Provision of capital: The entrepreneur is responsible for the provision of capital for business. The availability of enough capital will determine the level of success of the business. His capital may include physical cash, motor vehicles, building, plants and machinery.
  • Risk bearing: the entrepreneur bears the risk associated with the business. Lots of risks are involved in all business set up, e.g. stealing, bad weather and fire. When his goods are in high demand, he makes profit but when the reserve is the case, he suffers losses.

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