Food Chain

Food Chain

A food chain is a particular, organizational abstraction representing monophagous energy transfer in a food web, differing from the former in its characteristic bare linearity,in which the chain is composed of organisms who prey monophagously on those below them to the limit of the organisms respectively abiding at the bottom and top of the chain, who respectively eat no other organism and fear no predation.Although food chains are,by virtue of the rarity of undiluted, absolute specialism of diet in real ecological situations, simplified versions of complex food webs, they never-the-less are an extremely useful form of modeling and thus are often employed by ecologists quantifying activity in their ecosystem of speciality. The floating plant,turtle,and alligator represent a food chain.


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