What is the balance between photosynthesis and respiration and other plant losses as death referred to?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the balance between photosynthesis and respiration and other plant losses as death referred to?
 
(a) Gross primary productivity
 
(b) Net primary productivity
 
(c) Primary productivity
 
(d) Net productivity
 
The question was asked in an internship interview.
 
The query is from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct option is (b) Net primary productivity
 
Easy explanation: The balance between photosynthesis and respiration and other plant losses as death is referred to as the net primary productivity. The NPP is the energy left after the respiration i.e. the gross primary productivity subtracted by respiration losses.