Q. Which of the following is a sedimentary biogeochemical cycle?

[A] Sulphur cycle

[B] Oxygen cycle

[C] Nitrogen cycle

[D] Carbon cycle

Answer: A

Explanation: The movement of nutrient elements through the various components of an ecosystem is called nutrient cycling.

  • Another name of nutrient cycling is biogeochemical cycles (bio: living organism, geo: rocks, air, water). Nutrient cycles are of two types: (a) gaseous and (b) sedimentary.
  • The reservoir for gaseous type of nutrient cycle (e.g., nitrogen, carbon cycle) exists in the atmosphere and for the sedimentary cycle (e.g., sulphur and phosphorus cycle), the reservoir is located in Earth’s crust.

Source: Science NCERT