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grazing pathway(grazing food-chain) A food-chain in which the primary producers (green plants) are eaten by grazing herbivores, with subsequent energy transfer to various levels of carnivore (e.g. plant (blackberry, Rubus) → herbivore (bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus) → carnivore (tawny owl, Strix aluco). Compare detrital pathway.

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grazing pathway (grazing food chain) Food chain in which the primary producers (green plants) are eaten by grazing herbivores, with subsequent energy transfer to various levels of carnivore (e.g. plant (blackberry, Rubus) → herbivore (bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus) → carnivore (tawny owl, Strix aluco). Compare DETRITAL PATHWAY.

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grazing pathway (grazing food-chain) A food-chain in which the primary producers (green plants) are eaten by grazing herbivores, with subsequent energy transfer to various levels of carnivore. Compare DETRITAL PATHWAY.