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Which, among grass, goat, tiger and vulture, in a food chain, will have the maximum concentration of harmful chemicals in its body due to contamination of pesticides in the soil?


  1. Tiger since it feed on the goat which feeds on the grass

  2. Vulture since it eats the tiger, which in turn eats the goat, which eats the grass.

  3. Grass since it grows in the contaminated soil

  4. Goat since it eats the grass


Solution

The correct option is B

Vulture since it eats the tiger, which in turn eats the goat, which eats the grass.


It is due to biomagnifications. Accumulation of harmful chemicals will be maximum in the organism present at highest level in the food chain.

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