Nutrition in Plants Quiz

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Which of the following is NOT a way that plants obtain nutrients?

Which part of the plant is responsible for photosynthesis?

What is the process by which plants make their own food?

What is the mode of nutrition for plants that lack chlorophyll?

What is the mode of nutrition for fungi?

What is the difference between a parasite and a saprotroph?

What is the relationship between fungi and trees in lichens?

What is the name of the process by which leaves exchange gases?

What is the ultimate source of food in the food chain?

Which of the following is NOT a way that plants obtain nutrients?

Which part of the plant is responsible for photosynthesis?

What is the process by which plants make their own food?

What is the mode of nutrition for plants that lack chlorophyll?

What is the mode of nutrition for fungi?

What is the difference between a parasite and a saprotroph?

What is the relationship between fungi and trees in lichens?

What is the name of the process by which leaves exchange gases?

What is the ultimate source of food in the food chain?

Which of the following is NOT a way in which plants obtain necessary nutrients?

What is the process by which solar energy is captured and stored in the form of food in plants?

Which part of the plant is responsible for photosynthesis?

What is the mode of nutrition used by plants that lack chlorophyll?

What is the name for the pores through which leaves exchange gases?

What is the name for organisms that live on or in another organism and feed on it?

What is the name for organisms that derive nutrition from dead, decaying matter?

What is the name for the relationship between fungi and trees, or algae and fungi in lichens, in which nutrients and shelter are shared?

What is the name for plants that are parasites and take food from the host plant?

Summary

Nutrition in Plants

  • Plants can make their own food through the process of photosynthesis, using water, carbon dioxide, and minerals.

  • Animals, including humans, are directly or indirectly dependent on plants for their food.

  • Leaves are the food factories of plants, where photosynthesis occurs with the help of chlorophyll and sunlight.

  • Water and minerals are absorbed by the roots and transported to the leaves through vessels.

  • Carbon dioxide from the air enters the leaves through stomata and is used in photosynthesis.

  • Photosynthesis is a unique process that captures solar energy and stores it in the form of food.

  • Nitrogen, necessary for the synthesis of proteins, is obtained by plants from soil bacteria or fertilizers.

  • Some plants lack chlorophyll and depend on other plants for their food, using the heterotrophic mode of nutrition.

  • Insectivorous plants can trap and digest insects for their nutrients.

  • Fungi use saprotrophic nutrition by absorbing nutrients in solution form from dead and decaying matter.

  • Some fungi can cause diseases in plants, animals, and humans, while others are useful or used in medicines.

  • Symbiotic relationships, such as those between fungi and trees or algae and fungi in lichens, involve the sharing of nutrients and shelter.Nutrition in Plants

  • Fungi are saprotrophs that derive nutrition from dead, decaying matter.

  • Plants like Cuscuta are parasites that take food from the host plant.

  • A few plants and all animals are dependent on others for their nutrition and are called heterotrophs.

  • Most plants are autotrophs, but some adopt other modes of nutrition like parasitic and saprotrophic.

  • All animals are heterotrophs since they depend on plants and other animals for food.

  • Insectivorous plants may be considered partial heterotrophs.

  • Organisms need to take food to obtain nutrients for growth and maintenance.

  • A parasite is an organism that lives on or in another organism and feeds on it, while a saprotroph feeds on dead organic matter.

  • The presence of starch in leaves can be tested through simple chemical tests.

  • Green plants synthesize their own food through the process of photosynthesis, which involves capturing solar energy through chlorophyll pigments.

  • Plants are the ultimate source of food, as they produce organic matter through photosynthesis that sustains all other organisms in the food chain.

  • The pores through which leaves exchange gases are called stomata.

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Test your knowledge of nutrition in plants with this informative quiz! From photosynthesis to heterotrophic modes of nutrition, this quiz covers a wide range of topics related to how plants obtain and use nutrients. Challenge yourself and discover new facts about the fascinating world of plant nutrition. Perfect for students, teachers, and anyone interested in biology and botany.

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