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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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All organisms at the top trophic level ______.

  1. a. capture energy from a nonliving source
  2. b. obtain carbon from a nonliving source
  3. c. would be at die top of an energy pyramid
  4. d. all of the above

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: An ecosystem is an arrangement of organisms and their physical environment, all interacting through a one way flow of energy with respect to the cycling of nutrients. It is an open flow system that requires ongoing inputs of energy and nutrients. In an ecosystem the trophic level represents the position of an organism in a food chain.

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Reasons for the correct statement:

In trophic level, all organisms in an ecosystem take part in a hierarchy of feeding relationships. The energy input into ecosystem is the same for all organisms in a particular trophic levels. The top trophic level organisms are mainly the primary procedures of the hierarchy of feeding relationship. These are mainly the autotrophs that obtain energy from the nonliving source, generally, sunlight and also obtain the carbon sources from the inorganic and nonliving sources like air and water. From air they take direct carbon and from water medium, they take dissolved carbon.

Option d. is given as “all of the above.

The organisms present at the top trophic level would be at the top of an energy pyramid, they obtain carbon and energy sources from a nonliving source, option d. are correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “capture energy from a nonliving source”. The organisms present at the top trophic level would be at the top of an energy pyramid, they obtain carbon and energy sources from a nonliving source like sunlight...

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