BISC 1112 Lecture 22: Lecture22 Energy Partitioning

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Biological Sciences
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BISC 1112
Robert P.Donaldson

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Energy Partitioning ➔ Assimilation efficiency ◆ % of food ingested that is assimilated (used by organism) = 100J/200J ➔ Production efficiency ◆ % of assimilated energy not used for respiration= 33J/100J ➔ Endotherms and Ectotherms difference ➔ Trophic efficiency ◆ % of energy transferred from one trophic level to next ◆ Tends to decline as you move up the food chain ● Less and less transferred each time ➔ Legumes ◆ Nitrogen fixing ◆ He
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