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  • [Henderson's] n. (1) total weight, volume or energy equivalent of organisms in a given area; (2) plant materials and animal wastes used as a source of fuel or other industrial products; (3) in biotechnology, the micro­bial matter in the system.

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Scope note

  • US LTER controlled vocabulary



Editorial note

  • too unspecific for the concept of biological substance (this should be something which can be classified in a chemical way)

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