Parth Rao , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 29/11/12

what is the difference between biotic and abiotic components of the environment? Explain with examples.[tabular form only]


Dr Saman Ahmad , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 30/11/12
Abitoic components Biotic components
They are the non-living components of any habitat. They are the living components of a habitat.
Examples include light, water, air, temperature, inorganic nutrients, etc Examples include plants, animals, etc.

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Manav , added an answer, on 30/11/12
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Abiotic components are non living organisms in an ecosystem that are not able to move, breathe or perform metabolism. Aspects such as soil, sun, temperature, water fall under this category. Abiotic components aid the evolution cycle, thereby performing its part in the sustaining of the ecosystems.

Biotic stands for living things which can move, reproduce, grow and produce energy. Plants and animals fall under this category. In a grassland ecosystem, biotic components are categorized as producers, consumers, and decomposers. Grasses, trees, lichens, cyanobacteria and etc can be named as the produces that capture the solar energy, use the nutrients available in order to produce energy in that particular environment


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Amatul Muqtadir , added an answer, on 30/11/12
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the living organisms in our surroundings like plants and animals form the biotic components of a habitat.

the nonliving organisms in our surroundings in our surroundings like rocks , soil etc.form the abiotic components of a habitat.sunlight and heat also form abiotic components of a habitat

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