Correct Answer - c
It is incorrect as , autotrophs can convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates only in the presence of sunlight. The autotrophs contain the green pigment clled chlorophyll which is capable of trapping sun energy.
This trapped energy is utilised by them to make food by combining inorganic materials like `CO_(2) and H_(2)O` by the process of photosynthesis. The food that is not used immediately , is stroed in the form of strach . Theses autotroophs constitute the first trophic level in food chains.