Exogenous Nutrition

Exogenous Nutrition

 

the process whereby substances entering the body from the environment are assimilated. Ingested food is broken down into comparatively simple chemical compounds, which are absorbed and then used to build tissues and organs and to regulate functions. The chemical compounds provide the energy needed for life processes.

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This would be a case of endogenous and exogenous nutrition producing the same developmental response simply because both deliver the same stimulus to the developing larva.