WHAT IS PARASITIC NUTRITION?


PARASITIC PLANTS AND THEIR NUTRITION


As we learnt earlier that parasitism is an association in which an organism called the parasite though different from the partner called HOST but feeds directly off its host thereby causing harm to the host. So without a host there is no parasitism in place. So if parasitic nutrition in animals involves two organisms of different species, then there is also what we call parasitic nutrition in plant, and that plants are also living things.





So then what is parasitic nutrition in plants?
Parasitic nutrition in plants is a type of nutrition in plant which a PRIMARY PLANT Lives on another secondary host for survival and feeding.

TYPES OF PARASITIC PLANTS

i. CASSYTHA FILIFORMIS (DODDER) Cassytha is a thin, thread-like stem which normally coils around the stem of anther plant. At intervals, Cassytha sends out suckers which grows through the stem of the host until it reaches the phloem tissue of the host from which it absorbs manufactured food from the host.

Cassytha is regarded as a complete parasite because it absorbs already made food from its host.
Cassytha has no root,
Cassytha has no chlorophyll hence it cannot manufacture its own food



ii. MISTLETOE: the Mistletoe is a type of parasitic plant commonly found growing on another plant, called the host. Mistletoe is photosynthetic which means it has green leaves and can synthesize its own food.
iii. However it described as a partial parasite because its roots only penetrates into the xylem tissues of the host where it only absorbs water to enable it manufacture its own food through the process called photosynthesis.

PARASITIC PLANTS AND THEIR NUTRITION


As we learnt earlier that parasitism is an association in which an organism called the parasite though different from the partner called HOST but feeds directly off its host thereby causing harm to the host. So without a host there is no parasitism in place. So if parasitic nutrition in animals involves two organisms of different species, then there is also what we call parasitic nutrition in plant, and that plants are also living things.





So then what is parasitic nutrition in plants?

Parasitic nutrition in plants is a type of nutrition in plant which a PRIMARY PLANT Lives on another secondary host for survival and feeding.

TYPES OF PARASITIC PLANTS

iv. CASSYTHA FILIFORMIS (DODDER) Cassytha is a thin, thread-like stem which normally coils around the stem of anther plant. At intervals, Cassytha sends out suckers which grows through the stem of the host until it reaches the phloem tissue of the host from which it absorbs manufactured food from the host.

Cassytha is regarded as a complete parasite because it absorbs already made food from its host.
Cassytha has no root,
Cassytha has no chlorophyll hence it cannot manufacture its own food



v. MISTLETOE: the Mistletoe is a type of parasitic plant commonly found growing on another plant, called the host. Mistletoe is photosynthetic which means it has green leaves and can synthesize its own food.
vi. However it described as a partial parasite because its roots only penetrates into the xylem tissues of the host where it only absorbs water to enable it manufacture its own food through the process called photosynthesis.

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