Can we say that human beings are saprophytic, because once the animals are killed (chicken, lamb, fish etc) we cook and eat them.

Dear Student,

It would not be correct to say that human beings are saprotrophic. Satrotrophes are organisms that derive nutrition by decomposing the dead remains of plants and animals but human beings do not decompose. Humans have a holozoic mode of nutrition wherein the food is first taken in and then the digestion occurs inside the body whereas saprotrophs re;lease digestive enzymes to the outside and digest their food before it is absorbed into the body.

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 no i think that we r a parasite

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hey anjali what are you answering?

there is no meaning in that.

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