Unformatted text preview: Only 10 % of energy consumed is used up by the body itself of a species. Plants [10,000 kJ] Deer [1000 kJ] The amount of energy received by the last member of the chain is the least. A longer food chain is not efficient as the last member will then receive hardly any energy important for survival Maximum number of links is only 5. 5 th link members generally don’t survive. They will need to consume more species in number as each provides only little amount of energy....
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- Spring '09
- Biology, 10 %, 1000 kJ, 10,000 kJ