In which of the following groups of organisms, food material is broken down outside the body and absorbed?
(a) Mushroom, green plants, Amoeba
(b) Yeast, mushroom, bread mould
(c) Paramecium, Amoeba, Cuscuta
(d) Cuscuta, lice, tapeworm

Answers (1)

Ans. (b)
Yeast, mushroom and bread mould are saprophytes. They break down and convert complex organic molecules present in dead and decaying matter into simpler substances outside their body. These simpler substances are then absorbed by them. This is known as saprotrophic nutrition.
Hence option (b) is correct.

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