What is Parasitic Nutrition?
Parasitic nutrition is a mode of heterotrophic nutrition where a parasitic organism lives on the body surface or inside the body of another type of organism or a host and gets nutrition directly from the body of the hos
Parasites require nutrients to carry out essential functions including reproduction and growth.
Endoparasites are parasites that live inside the body of the host. This group includes helminths, trematodes, and cestodes.
Endoparasites Intercellular Intracellular
Ectoparasites are parasites that live on the outer surface of the host and generally attach themselves during feeding.
Ectoparasites do not have a readily available source of nutrients available on the outer surface of the host, so they need adaptations to access host nutrients.