What is the movement of nutrient elements through the various components of an ecosystem known?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 days ago

What is the movement of nutrient elements through the various components of an ecosystem known?
 
(a) Elemental cycling
 
(b) Gaseous cycling
 
(c) Nutrient cycling
 
(d) Sedimentary cycling
 
The question was asked by my college director while I was bunking the class.
 
My doubt is from Ecosystem in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 days ago

Correct answer is (c) Nutrient cycling
 
To explain I would say: Nutrients are the chemical compounds that organisms require to grow, reproduce and regulate various body functions. Nutrient cycling is the movement of various elements or nutrients throughout an ecosystem.