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What is the role of nutrients in a pond ecosystem?
     

Nutrients allow organisms to grow and survive, and are important components of a pond ecosystem. Living things use nutrients, such as carbon and nitrogen, to build and repair their bodies and carry out important processes, including photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

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