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Biomagnification (or biological magnification) The term 'Biomagnification (or biological magnification) ' as it applies to the area of agriculture can be defined as ' The increase in the concentration of bioaccumulated toxic chemicals in organisms higher on the food chain due to preferential storage of the toxic chemical in edible body parts. For example, chlorinated pesticides concentrate in the fat and skin of fish in contaminated lakes and streams and are biomagnified when those fish are eaten by larger fish, and perhaps eventually by mammals or birds of prey'.
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