Which trophic level has the largest population in the food chain?

Decomposers form the largest population in the food chain. These are the organisms that feed on the dead and decaying matter and break down the complex compounds into simpler ones. These include bacteria, fungi, and several other microorganisms. The decomposers form an important part of the food chain. They break down the organic matter releasing carbon and other nutrients that are beneficial for their growth as well as the development of plants. 

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