Differentiate between an autotroph and a heterotroph.

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Autotrophs                                                                                      Heterotrophs
1. Can prepare their own food                                                        1. heterotrophs depend on
with the help of sunlight, air, and water                                           autotrophs and other organisms for
                                                                                                        nutrition.
2. Autotrophs are the primary producers                                        2. Heterotrophs are the consumers
3. They are placed first in the food chain                                       3. They are placed at secondary and tertiary levels.
4. Examples: Plants, algae and                                                     4. Examples: Animals like cow, dog,
few bacteria                                                                                    lion, horse, etc.

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