Autotrophs are the producers and Heterotroph are the consumers

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Autotrophs are the producers • self feeding• require only raw materials to make their own food • Photoautotrophs • Chemoautotrophs o Make energy to synthesize organic molecules by oxidizing ammonia or sulfur compounds!

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Autotrophs are the producersself feedingrequire only raw materials to make their own foodPhotoautotrophsThey only need water, minerals, and CO2 + lightChemoautotrophsMake energy to synthesize organic molecules by oxidizing ammonia or sulfur compounds!Heterotroph are the consumersother feedingRequire complex organic molecules from other organisms.Decomposers - live on organic littera nice way to say - decaying animal or plant mattercarcasses, feces, other debris (plant or animal)Everything not an autotroph, IS a heterotrophPhotosynthesisEnergy within light is captured and used to synthesize carbohydratesCO2 + H2O + light energy C6H12O6 + O2 + H2OCO2 is reducedH2O is oxidizedEnergy from light drives this endergonic reactionPhotosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast in the plant in the thylakoid membraneChloroplast anatomyOuter and inner membraneIntermembrane spaceThylakoids (think cherry pies)Thylakoid membrane contains chlorophyll etc. (the pie crust)Thylakoid lumen (where the cherries are)Granum- stack of thylakoids (stack of pies)Stroma- fluid filled region between thylakoid membrane and inner membranePhotosynthetic Reactions

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