differentiate between symbiotic association & saprotrophs

Dear student.

Symbiotic relationship is defined as the mutually dependent relationship between two or more different organisms. For example: lichens is a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae.

Saprotrophs are the organisms that derive their nourishment from dead and decayed organisms. For example: mushroom.



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SYMBIOTIC -plants live in association with other plants and share food and organisms are called symbiotic plant
                       -eg: lichens are in association of fungi and algae
SAPROTROPHS- Plants feeding on dead animals or plants are saprotrophs
                            - Eg: funi, indianpipe
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Thanks subhranil
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