Energy and Biomass

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  • Energy and Biomass
    • Radiation from the sun is the main source of energy for most communities of of animals.
      • Green plants and algae absorb a small amount of this  light energy using chlorophyll for  photosynthesis.
        • During photosynthesis, some of the light energy is transferred into chemical energy in the bonds of the glucose molecules that are made.
          • This energy is then stored in the substances that make up cells of the plants and algae. This adds to its biomass.
    • Biomass is the mass of the material in living organisms.
      • Ultimately almost all of the biomass on Earth is built up using energy from the sun.


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