The ratio of the energy flux needed to support a living cell to the output flux from the sun (for same weight)

Value 100000 unitless
Organism Biosphere
Reference Light, iron, Sam Granick and the origin of life, D MAUZERALL - Photosynthesis research, 1992
Primary Source Broda, 1975, The evolution of the bioenergetic processes
Comments i.e. it takes 100 tons of the sun to support 1 kg of living matter
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
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