How should be the food chain so that a greater amount of energy is available for top consumers?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

How should be the food chain so that a greater amount of energy is available for top consumers?
 
(a) Shorter
 
(b) Longer
 
(c) Moderate
 
(d) Neutral
 
The question was asked by my school principal while I was bunking the class.
 
This intriguing question comes from Ecosystem in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (a) Shorter
 
For explanation I would say: A food chain should be shorter so that a greater amount of energy is available for top consumers. Since more and more energy is lost while going to the next trophic level, the shorter food chain is more efficient because less energy is lost to the surroundings.