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Distinguish between intracellular and extracellular digestion?

4. Distinguish between intracellular and extracellular digestion?

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The differences between intracellular and extracellular digestion are as follows

Intracellular digestion   Extracellular digestion
The process of digestion of food takes place inside the cells The process of digestion of food takes place outside the cells in the alimentary canal.
Only a few enzymes are involved in the process of digestion A number of enzymes are involved in extracellular digestion
The products of digestion are diffused into the cytoplasm The products of digestion across the intestinal wall into the body parts 
Mostly seen in unicellular animals  Mostly seen in multicellular animals

 

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