Which of the following is an autotrophic component of a pond?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Which of the following is an autotrophic component of a pond?
 
(a) Fungi
 
(b) Fishes
 
(c) Submerged plants
 
(d) Water
 
The question was posed to me in an international level competition.
 
This intriguing question originated from Ecosystem in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct answer is (c) Submerged plants
 
Easy explanation: The submerged, floating, and marginal plants found at the edges are autotrophic components of a pond. These are the organisms (producers) that can produce their own food using light, water, carbon dioxide, or other chemicals.