What is a parasitic food chain alternatively called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is a parasitic food chain alternatively called?
 
(a) Detritus food chain
 
(b) Auxilliary food chain
 
(c) Grazing food chain
 
(d) Trophic level
 
This question was addressed to me in a job interview.
 
The question is from Ecosystem in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct option is (b) Auxilliary food chain
 
Explanation: The food chain beginning with host and ending with a parasite (ecto as well as endoparasite) is called a parasitic food chain. It is alternatively called an auxiliary food chain.