The phosphate by weathering of rocks firstly becomes available to which organisms?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 months ago

The phosphate by weathering of rocks firstly becomes available to which organisms?
 
(a) Decomposers
 
(b) Consumers
 
(c) Producers
 
(d) Detritivores
 
I have been asked this question by my college director while I was bunking the class.
 
My query is from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 months ago

Right answer is (c) Producers
 
The explanation: The phosphorous enters in the ecosystem through the weathering of rock minerals. This phosphorous then enters soil that is taken up by the producers. Then it is passed on to consumers and then to decomposers.