|Class 6 Biology Living Organisms and Surroundings||Biotic and abiotic components|
Biotic and abiotic components
Biotic components are the ones which include all living beings in a habitat where as various non-living things of the habitat constitute abiotic components.
Examples of Biotic components- plants, microorganisms, animals etc.
Fig. Plants , a biotic component
Fig. Bacteria in the culture plate, a biotic component
Examples of Abiotic components- rocks, water bodies, mountains, air etc.
Fig. Mountains, an abiotic component
Fig. Sea water, an abiotic component
Abiotic components are important to us as these help us to grow and maintain the life of all living beings. For example – plants need water, light, heat for growth.