Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 3, the Biosphere - Assessment - 3.2, Energy, Producers, and Consumers - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 90,: 9



Work Step by Step

Option a. is incorrect. A fox is a consumer. Option b. is incorrect. A plant is a producer. Option d. is incorrect. A bird is a consumer, possibly a primary consumer because it eats producers. Option c. is correct. Bacteria and fungi are decomposers that break down dead animals and plants into detritus that can be consumed by detritivores.
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