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Is a pyramid of biomass the same as a food pyramid?

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Answered Sep 18Biology
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Abdelkawy AbdouEngineering student looking forward to helping pupils reach their potential!24 students helped

No - pyramids of biomass are used to represent the distribution of organic matter present in a given food chain/ecosystem. A food pyramid is a graphical representation of the relative recommended consumption of different food groups.

Answered Sep 18Biology
James VardiniI have recently graduated from Imperial College London with an Upper Second Class degree in Biochemistry

You can see an example of what a food pyramid traditionally looks like below. Whereas a biomass pyramid or an energy pyramid refers to the amount of biomass, the total mass of organisms within a certain area, available for consumption. Producers are found on the bottom of the pyramid because there are the most of them.