Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

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

Most commonly, individuals of a population show a _______ distribution within their habitat.

  1. a. clumped
  2. b. random
  3. c. nearly uniform
  4. d. none of the above

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: A population is a group of interbreed organisms of same species that lives in same area. Population distribution is an arrangement of population in a particular area according to its conditions and requirements of the society. It also describes the location of individuals relative to one another. There are three types of population distribution, namely clumped, nearly uniform, and random.


Reason for the correct statement:

Distribution is a whole number of people or inhabitants in a specified region. Clumped distribution is an uneven distribution of population in the environment. Social interactions between the individuals can also cause the distribution to be clumped.

Option c. is given as “clumped”. In this distribution, the distance between the individuals is minimized. Therefore, the organisms do not move and the offspring are close to their parents. Hence, it shows the clumped dispersion. This limited dispersal ability increases the likelihood of a clumped distribution. Hence, option c. is the correct answer.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option b...

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