What is the food chain beginning with host and ending with a parasite (ecto as well as endoparasite) called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the food chain beginning with host and ending with a parasite (ecto as well as endoparasite) called?
 
(a) Detritus food chain
 
(b) Parasitic food chain
 
(c) Grazing food chain
 
(d) Terrestrial food chain
 
This question was addressed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.
 
This question is from Ecosystem in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right answer is (b) Parasitic food chain
 
To explain I would say: A group of organisms that transfer food energy through a linear series of repeated processes of eating and being eaten is called a food chain. The food chain beginning with host and ending with a parasite (ecto as well as endoparasite) is called a parasitic food chain.