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primary production
(English) Models of ecosystems must always include an `input', as such systems dissipate energy. In most practical cases, the input will consist of primary production, except some cave and deep sea ecosystems, in which the inputs may consists of detritus. (See also: primary productivity, ecosystem, detritus)
production primaire
(French) Les modèles d’écosystèmes doivent toujours comprendre une source d’énergie qui est dissipée. Souvent, cette source est représentée par la production primaire, sauf dans les écosystèmes cavernicaux ou de profondeur qui dépendent de sources de détritus. (See also: primary productivity, ecosystem, detritus)
produção primária
(Portuguese) Os modelos de ecossistemas devem sempre incluir um "input", porque estes sistemas dissipam energia. Na maior parte dos casos o "input" é contituído pela produção primária, excepto em alguns ecossistemas profundos onde é constituído po detritos. (See also: primary productivity, ecosystem, detritus)

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