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detritus food web
detritus food web[di‚trīd·əs ′füd ‚web]
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
. As the detritus undergoes degradation, liberation of carbon and nutrients occurs thus increasing the oxygen demand for oxidation of these compounds.
Detritus food webs
in conventional and no-tillage agroecosystems.