Biology Environmental Science

Division of Ecosystem

In this article we will discuss Division of Ecosystem

Division of Ecosystem

The ecosystem can be divided, from the energetic view point into three types of organisms:
producers, consumers, and reducers. These can be explained as under:
(1) Producer
Photosynthetic algae, plants and bacteria are the producers of the ecosystem; all other
organisms depend upon them directly or indirectly for food.
(2) Consumers
Consumers are herbivorous, carnivorous, and omnivorous animals; they eat the organic
matter produced by other organisms.
(3) Reducers
Reducers are heterotrophic organisms like animals; they are fungi and bacterial that
decompose dead organic matter.


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