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12.16: Producers

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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chemosynthesis

Process of using the energy in chemical compounds to make food; characteristic of producers in ecosystems without sunlight.

energy

Ability to do work.

glucose

Simple sugar molecule with the chemical formula C6H12O6.

photosynthesis

Process by which specific organisms (including all plants) use the sun's energy to make their own food from carbon dioxide and water; process that converts the energy of the sun, or solar energy, into carbohydrates, a type of chemical energy.

phytoplankton

Tiny photosynthetic organisms that are producers in aquatic ecosystems.

predator-prey relationship

Interaction between two organisms of unlike species; one organism acts as predator that captures and feeds on the other organism, which serves as the prey.

producer

Organism that produces food (glucose) for itself and other organisms.

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Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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Sep 11, 2016
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