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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Biodiversity refers to ___ .

  1. a. genetic diversity
  2. b. species diversity
  3. c. ecosys.tem diversity
  4. d. all of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Biodiversity or biological diversity is the presence of variety of life on the Earth over different levels of biological organization. It represents the variability within and among all ecosystems, species, and genetic materials.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Biodiversity refers to all the ecosystems, species, and genetic materials. Species diversity refers to different varieties of species in a particular location. Genetic diversity refers to different varieties of genes within species. Ecosystem diversity corresponds to different types of ecosystems, such as temperate or tropical forest, wetlands, coral reefs, and rivers.

Option d. is given as “all of the above”.  Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “genetic diversity”. Biodiversity also refers to the species diversity and ecosystem diversity...

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