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11.02: The Gut and Digestion

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  • Plant cells are made of organic molecules using energy from the sun. This process is called photosynthesis. Animals rely on these ready-made organic molecules to supply them with their food. Some animals (herbivores) eat plants; some (carnivores) eat the herbivores.


    • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)