By which process does the carbon return to the atmosphere as CO2?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

By which process does the carbon return to the atmosphere as CO2?
 
(a) Decayed organisms
 
(b) Calcareous sediments
 
(c) Photosynthesis
 
(d) Respiration
 
This question was addressed to me in unit test.
 
My doubt is from Ecosystem in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct answer is (d) Respiration
 
Best explanation: The respiration is the process in which the organisms exchange gases with the environment. In this, the organisms take in the atmospheric oxygen for various cellular activities and release carbon dioxide. Thus the carbon returns to the atmosphere as CO2 with the help of respiration.