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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332

Textbook Problem

A butterfly is a(n) ______ (choose all that apply).

  1. a. organism
  2. b. domain
  3. c. species
  4. d. eukaryote
  5. e. consumer
  6. f. producer
  7. g. prokaryote
  8. h. trait

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Biologists are continuously studying about the exact concept of life. Living things are too diverse, and they consist of the same basic components as non-living things. As per biologists, the life of living organisms is in increasingly inclusive levels of organization.

There are many organisms that contain single cell or multiple cells. The source of energy and the type of nutrients required differ in different organisms.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct answer:

Option a. is given as “organism”. Butterfly is an individual that consists of many cells which are organized as tissue. So, it is an organism. Hence, optiona. is correct.

Option d. is given as “eukaryote”. Butterfly is the multicellular complex organism. It contains DNA within its nucleus. So, it is a eukaryotic organism. Hence, option d. is correct.

Option e. is given as “consumer”. Butterfly is an organism that obtains energy and nutrients by feeding on tissues, wastes, or remains of other organisms. Hence, option e. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer:

Option b. is given as “domain”. Domain is the super-kingdom that is the highest taxonomic rank of organisms...

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