Which of the following is the decomposer of a pond ecosystem?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Which of the following is the decomposer of a pond ecosystem?
 
(a) Fungi
 
(b) Zooplankton
 
(c) Phytoplankton
 
(d) Aquatic plants
 
This question was posed to me in a national level competition.
 
Enquiry is from Ecosystem topic in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right option is (a) Fungi
 
Easiest explanation: The fungi are decomposers of a pond ecosystem. Fungi are heterotrophic, unicellular eukaryotes that lack chloroplasts. They decompose the dead and decaying matter and provide essential nutrients to the producers.