detritus food web

detritus food web

[di‚trīd·əs ′füd ‚web]
(ecology)
A trophic web that is based on the consumption of dead organic material.
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When an imbalance between primary production and herbivory exist, most of the photosynthetic production is channeled through the detritus food web.
Detritus food webs in conventional and no-tillage agroecosystems.