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What is an organism that obtains its energy from nonliving organic matter?

An organism that obtains its energy from nonliving organic matter is called a producer. Producers create their own energy and don't eat other organisms.


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How do heterotrophs get their food?

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What organism obtains energy from nonliving organic matter?

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Micro organisms . Basically bacteria and fungi .


What term refers to an organism that obtains its nutrition from dead organism?

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Is a pigeon a consumer?

A pigeon eats things doesn't it?A consumer is an organism that eat other organisms or organic matter.Yes


In what three ways do protist heterotrophs get food?

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An organism that obtains its nutrients from dead organic matter is a?

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Plantlike organisms that live on dead organic matter?

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What is a organic matter?

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An organism that eats other organisms or organic matter instead of producing its own nutrients or obtaining nutrients from inorganic sources?

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Is matter an organism?

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