What is the number of trophic levels equal to?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the number of trophic levels equal to?
 
(a) Number of producers
 
(b) Number of consumers
 
(c) Number of divisions in a food chain
 
(d) Number of carnivores
 
I got this question at a job interview.
 
My doubt stems from Ecosystem in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct answer is (c) Number of divisions in a food chain
 
To explain I would say: The step or division that organisms occupy in a food chain that is characterized by the method of obtaining their nutrition to fulfill their energy requirements is known as a trophic level. The number of trophic levels is equivalent to the number of divisions in a food chain.