Are detritus food chain and saprophytic food chain the same?

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Yes, detritus and saprophytic food chain are the same. Detritus food chain starts with the dead organic matter and saprophytes consume dead organic matter. Example: dead leaf eaten by woodlouse which is further eaten up by blackbird. Woodlouse is the primary detritus feeder saprophyte and blackbird is the secondary detritus feeder saprophyte.


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