The increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain. As a result of biomagnification, organisms at the top of the food chain generally suffer greater harm from a persistent toxin or pollutant than those at lower levels. Compare bioaccumulation.
to undergo biological magnification.
a distinct biochemical, genetic, or molecular characteristic or substance that is an indicator of a particular biological condition or process: a blood test to measure protein biomarkers for cancer. noun another name for biological marker
Ecology. the amount of living matter in a given habitat, expressed either as the weight of organisms per unit area or as the volume of organisms per unit volume of habitat. Energy. organic matter, especially plant matter, that can be converted to fuel and is therefore regarded as a potential energy source. Contemporary Examples Dominion […]
a synthetic material, usually a plastic, suitable for implanting in a living body to repair damaged or diseased parts.