Living rocks, known as lithops, are autotrophs. Examples of autotrophs include plants, algae and some types of bacteria. Autotrophs use sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to form sugar, which they use in cellular respiration. The conversion of sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into sugar is known as photosynthesis.Continue Reading
Autotrophs exist at the bottom of the food chain because they produce their own carbohydrates for cellular respiration. Lithops exist in the desert and resemble rocks, which prevents heterotrophs from eating them. Heterotrophs are unable to produce their own carbohydrates and must get them from other sources.
Another example of an autotroph is sulfur bacteria. Sulfur bacteria metabolize sulfur and produce sulfuric acid or sulfates, which plants need to survive.Learn more about Botany
The abiotic factors of the deciduous forest include rocks, soil, sunlight, temperature, precipitation and air, while white-tailed deer, oak trees, coyote, wildflowers and chipmunks are among the biotic factors of this ecosystem. These two groups often work together to sustain life in an ecosystem.Full Answer >
One example of a parasitic fungus is Ceratocystis fagacearum, a fungus that causes the disease oak wilt, which quickly kills healthy oak trees. Fungi in the genera Alternaria and Cladosporium are also parasitic, taking up residence in wheat and other grain plants and causing blackpoint disease.Full Answer >
One example of a perfect flower is the China rose, a variety of hibiscus. Others are lilies, apple and cherry blossoms, and flowers on legumes. Walnuts and chestnuts are examples of plants with imperfect flowers. Other examples of imperfect flowers include squashes, cucumbers, corn and grasses.Full Answer >
One common example of a non-green plant is Monotropa uniflora, or Indian Pipe. This completely white member of the blueberry family gets its color from a lack of chlorophyll, or the molecule that synthesizes sugar from sunlight and carbon dioxide.Full Answer >