Who consumes the autotrophic components?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Who consumes the autotrophic components?
 
(a) Trees
 
(b) Plant
 
(c) Phytoplankton
 
(d) Heterotrophs
 
I have been asked this question in unit test.
 
This interesting question is from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right answer is (d) Heterotrophs
 
Easy explanation: The autotrophic components are consumed by heterotrophs. A heterotroph (consumers) is an organism that cannot produce its own food and therefore derives its intake of nutrition from other sources.