Nourishment and Biochemistry of Parasites

Parasitic nutrition could be a mode of heterotrophic nutrition wherever an organism lives on the body surface or within the body of another variety of organism .The parasite obtains nutrition directly from the body of the host. The parasites derive their nourishment from their host. This dependent interaction is commonly delineated as harmful to the host. Parasites area unit passionate about their host for survival host provides nutrition and protection for the parasite. As results of this dependence, parasites have sizeable modifications to optimise parasitic nutrition and thus their survival.

Parasites need nutrients to hold out essential functions together with copy and their growth. The nutrients needed from the host area unit, amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Carbohydrates area unit used to come up with energy, amino acids and fatty acids area unit concerned within the synthesis of macromolecules and also the production of eggs. Most parasites area unit heterotrophs, so that they area unit unable to synthesize their own 'food'.

 

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