Definition of Food cycle
1. Noun. (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains.
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon
Terms within: Food Chain
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Literary usage of Food cycle
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1. The Story of Germ Life by Herbert William Conn (1897)
"There are still other methods by which nitrogen is being lost from the food cycle. First, we may notice that the ordinary processes of vegetation result in ..."
2. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"The food cycle. ... nitrogen, sulphur, and phosphorus) through the bodies of plants and animals which may be called the food cycle (see diagram, Fig. 207). ..."
3. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"The food cycle. There is a circulation of certain elements (especially carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, and phosphorus) through the bodies of plants and animals ..."
4. Agricultural Bacteriology: A Study of the Relation of Bacteria to by H[erbert] W[illiam] Conn (1901)
"It is in the study of the phenomena of this food cycle with which we are chiefly concerned in considering the problem of the relation of bacteria to the ..."
5. Introduction to Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Otis William Caldwell (1914)
"Importance of the food cycle in plants. The importance of the food cycle of green plants can scarcely be overestimated. The human race depends, ..."
6. General Botany for Universities and Colleges by Hiram Delos Densmore (1920)
"The organic food cycle QUEEN PONT other European countries, ... THE ORGANIC FOOD CYCLE From what has been learned concerning the life of the fungi the ..."