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Food Chain






A Food Chain describes the eating relationships between species within an ecosystem. It is a food pathway that links two or more different species in that each forms food for the next species higher up in the chain.


In land-based food chains, the first link is usually a plant. In aquatic food chains, it is usually an alga or other form of single-celled life.


Associated terms: Food Network, Trophic Social Network


Also see:
Food Web

 


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