What percent of energy is transferred in a food chain from one trophic level to another?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What percent of energy is transferred in a food chain from one trophic level to another?
 
(a) 35%
 
(b) 20%
 
(c) 10%
 
(d) 54%
 
The question was posed to me in homework.
 
I would like to ask this question from Ecosystem topic in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct option is (c) 10%
 
Easiest explanation: The amount of energy transferred from organic matter in a food chain from one trophic level to another is 10 percent. In a food chain, some amount of energy is consumed by the organism itself, some energy is transferred to another organism while the energy not utilized is lost in the form of heat.