Who are the major producers in a terrestrial ecosystem?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Who are the major producers in a terrestrial ecosystem?
 
(a) Phytoplankton
 
(b) Zooplankton
 
(c) Green plants
 
(d) Birds
 
This question was posed to me during a job interview.
 
This intriguing question comes from Ecosystem in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right answer is (c) Green plants
 
The best explanation: The green plants (herbaceous and woody plants) are the major producers in a terrestrial ecosystem. Producers (autotrophs) are organisms that are capable of producing their own food (organic molecules) with the help of energy obtained from chemicals or the sun, water, and air (inorganic sources).