Chapter 5. Obtaining energy & nutrients for life. Digestion. Obtaining energy & nutrients for life. What kind of foods are eaten by heterotrophs ?. All forms of life are eaten by heterotrophs (web of life).
Obtaining energy & nutrients for life
Digestion makes the energy & organic matter in food available for the cells of your (or another animals) body
What is this process/equation the opposite of?
And why is this process necessary?
Specialised parts of the digestive system vary in different animals
What adaptations do foregutfermenters have?
What adaptations do hindgutfermenters have?
What adaptations do carnivores & nectar eaters have?
What form of energy is absorbed from organic matter?
What form is it converted to that can be utilised by cells?
What form is it converted to for use within cells?
What is the name of this process when cells make ATP from glucose?
Foregut-fermenters (herbivores) have very large and complex stomachs
Herbivores that are hindgut-fermenters have large caecums
Nectar eaters have relatively short, simple digestive systems
Carnivores have relatively short alimentary canals compared with those
Chemical energy stored in organic matter is converted to ATP by cellular