What is the position of producers in the pyramid of energy?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the position of producers in the pyramid of energy?
 
(a) Zero
 
(b) Second
 
(c) First
 
(d) Third
 
This question was addressed to me in final exam.
 
My question is based upon Ecological Pyramids in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct option is (c) First
 
Easiest explanation: Though the pyramid of energy is always upright, the energy content decreases at successive trophic levels from producers to consumers. The producers gain the first position in the pyramid of energy because they have maximum energy.