Q. 105.0( 6 Votes )

Why only 10% energy and mass is transferred to next level in a food chain?

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When green plants are consumed by the herbivores (primary consumers) most of the energy is liberated as heat to the environment, some amount goes into digestion and some energy used for growth and reproduction. Only 10% of the food eaten is turned into its own body and made available for the next level of consumers.

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