Ecology

Types of Biodiversity

There are three main components/types of biodiversity:  (1) genetic. (2)organismal/taxonomic. (3) ecological. (1) genetic & sub-cellular: Biodiversity  expressed within  individual cells and non-cellular organisms (e.g., viruses) – diversity of genetic information central to this category but variety of metabolic pathways & molecular biology of life also important. (2) taxonomic diversity: …

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Importance And Threats To Biodiversity

Importance Of Biodiversity Ecosystems and their species perform important biological services, for example, green plants remove carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere, which helps keep the environment healthy and fit for human life. Economic arguments also provide compelling reasons for conserving species. Biodiversity has a number of functions …

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