What is primary productivity? - Biology

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What is primary productivity?

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Primary productivity:

Primary productivity is the rate of generation of biomass in an ecosystem that is expressed in units of mass per unit surface (or volume) per unit time i.e. g/m2/day.

The mass unit may relate to dry matter or to the mass of carbon generated.

Concept: Ecosystem
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Chapter 14: Ecosystems and Energy Flow - Exercises [Page 320]

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Balbharati Biology 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Ecosystems and Energy Flow
Exercises | Q 4.2 | Page 320
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