What is the rate of production of new organic matter by heterotrophic organisms (consumers) called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the rate of production of new organic matter by heterotrophic organisms (consumers) called?
 
(a) Gross primary productivity
 
(b) Net primary productivity
 
(c) Secondary productivity
 
(d) Primary productivity
 
I got this question in an international level competition.
 
My question is from Ecosystem in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct option is (c) Secondary productivity
 
To explain: The rate of production of new organic matter by heterotrophic organisms (consumers) is called secondary productivity. The secondary producers feed on primary consumers to fulfill their energy requirements.