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