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Unformatted text preview: • 67 J is used for cellular respiration – This energy is lost as heat – Efficiency measure • Production efficiency = net secondary production / assimilation of primary production – Fraction of food energy that is not used for respiration, or energy that is not lost to the environment • Our example production efficiency = 33 J (growth) / 33 + 67 J (energy used for assimilation, feces don’t count) = 33%...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course BIOL 001 taught by Professor Nathan during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.
- Spring '10