Who are the major producers in an aquatic ecosystem?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Who are the major producers in an aquatic ecosystem?
 
(a) Zooplankton
 
(b) Phytoplankton
 
(c) Fungi
 
(d) Bacteria
 
The question was posed to me in an online quiz.
 
My question is taken from Ecosystem in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct choice is (b) Phytoplankton
 
The best explanation: Phytoplankton is the major producers in an aquatic ecosystem. Producers (autotrophs) are organisms that make their own food with the help of energy obtained from chemicals or the sun, water, and air.