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What are the shortcomings of ecological pyramids in the study of


Biology - Main Course Book

Chapter 14. Ecosystem


A)It does not take into account the same species belonging to or more trophic levels.
b)It assumes a simple food chain, which almost never in existence in nature.
c)It does not accommodate a food web.
d)Moreover, saprophytes are not placed in the ecological pyramids even though they play a vital role in the ecosystem.

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