Which law states that there is a transfer of 10 percent energy in a food chain from one trophic level to another?

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Which law states that there is a transfer of 10 percent energy in a food chain from one trophic level to another?
 
(a) Blackman Law
 
(b) 10 percent law
 
(c) Hardy Weinberg principle
 
(d) Mendel’s law
 
I got this question in final exam.
 
Asked question is from Ecosystem topic in portion Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct choice is (b) 10 percent law
 
To explain: The amount of energy transferred from organic matter in a food chain from one trophic level to another is 10 percent. This is stated in a law known as ‘10% law’. It tells that the energy transferred from organic matter is stored in the form of flesh.