SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

  • question_answer
    In a forest ecosystem, fungi comes under

    A)  Secondary consumer

    B)  tertiary consumer

    C)  Decomposers    

    D)  primary producers.

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Although often inconspicuous, fungi occur in every environment on Earth and play very important roles in most ecosystems. Along with bacteria, fungi are the major decomposers in most terrestrial (and some aquatic) ecosystems, and therefore play a critical role in biogeochemical cycles and in many food webs. As decomposers, they play an essential role in nutrient cycling, especially as saprotrophs and symbionts, degrading organic matter to inorganic molecules, which can then re-enter anabolic metabolic pathways in plants or other organisms-

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