Discuss biomagnification

Asked by  | 4th Jul, 2008, 10:29: AM

Expert Answer:

Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification, or biological magnification is the increase in concentration of a substance, such as the pesticide DDT, that occurs in a food chain as a consequence of:

  • Food chain energetics
  • Low (or nonexistent) rate of excretion/degradation of the substance.

Answered by  | 4th Jul, 2008, 11:26: AM

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