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primary consumer

[¦Prī‚mer·ē kən′sü·mər]
(ecology)
In an ecosystem, an animal that feeds on plants (producers) directly. Also known as a herbivore.
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Cook identifies the 1930s as the major turning point when merchants, manufacturers, and advertisers of children's wear recognized children rather than mothers as their primary consumer target.
CNG said it had bought the business and assets of PlacesToStay, the fourth largest web directory in the US with eight primary consumer websites.
A primary consumer of these courses is the nontraditional student.
According to Vingresor, the primary consumer group that is targeted with the new sales method are younger people, who are acquainted with both travelling and the Internet.
Trends in total primary consumer, invertebrate predator, gatherer, and shredder abundance or biomass in mixed substrate habitats of the reference and litter-excluded stream over the 1825-d study are shown in Fig.
DirectTV CEO president Eddy Hartnestein also believes that TV will become the primary consumer vehicle for getting online.
Use of [Delta]15N signatures of consumers as a measure of trophic position neglects intrasystem variation in [Delta]15N values characterizing organisms at the base of the food web; this can be a significant problem, as Cabana and Rasmussen (1996) found that the lake-specific mean primary consumer [Delta]15N ranged from 1-13[per thousand].
Sources of consumer information include syndicated and primary consumer research and supplier-generated consumer data.
They are the primary consumer of organic material in the soil.
But that's all they offer, because that's what their primary consumer needs.

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