What is the Mode of Nutrition in Fungi and Plasmodium?

Fungi and Plasmodium have different modes of nutrition.

Fungi are heterotrophs, which means they obtain nutrients by absorbing organic matter from their environment. Most fungi are decomposers, breaking down dead organic matter and recycling nutrients back into the ecosystem. Some fungi are parasites, obtaining nutrients from living organisms, while others form mutualistic relationships with plants and other organisms, exchanging nutrients with their hosts.

Plasmodium, the organism that causes malaria, is also a heterotroph. It obtains nutrients by feeding on the hemoglobin in red blood cells of its host (usually humans), and then using the nutrients for its own growth and reproduction. Plasmodium cannot survive outside of its host, and requires a specific type of mosquito to complete its life cycle.