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    How do organisms acquire glucose?

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    With respect to how organisms acquire organic carbon or glucose, we classify the organisms into auto- and heterotrophs.

    Autotrophs synthesize organic carbon from CO2 by the process of photosynthesis. Atmospheric carbon is fixed through Calvin cycle in the form of carbohydrate (stored in the form of starch).
    Heterotrophs on other hand acquire carbohydrate through consumption of food. Complex forms of sugar are taken as food, which is broken down by ...

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    The solution details the sugar uptake mechanism in various organisms.