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Which sequence represents the correct order of organisms in a food chain?

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Which sequence represents the correct order of organisms in a food chain?

1. toad

2. mucuna

3. grasshopper

4. snake

5. hawk

A. 5 → 4 → 1 → 3 → 2

B. 1 → 2 → 3 → 4 → 5

C. 2 → 1 → 3 → 4 → 5

D. 2 → 3 → 1 → 4 → 5

QUICK ANSWER…

D

DETAILS…  

The mucuna is a climbing kind of leguminous plant, it is a primary producer because it could undergo photosynthesis to produce its own food.

Now the correct order of these organisms when forming a food chain will be:

Mucuna (2) → grasshopper (3) → toad (1) → snake (4) → hawk (5)

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Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is not the right answer. food chain usually starts with a producer.
  2. B is incorrect. food chain starts with a producer, a toad is not a producer.
  3. C is incorrect. a grasshopper cannot feed of a toad.
  4. D is correct.

KEY-POINTS…

You may please note this/these:

  • Food chain will always start with a producer which mostly are green plants.
  • Mucuna is a producer, it is a legume that grows by way of climbing.

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/ culled from 2019 JAMB-UTME biology past question 20 /

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