Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 56 - Community Ecology - Figure 56.9 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

You could protect the Paramecia by giving them a place to hide, or you could add other organisms, either ones which Didinium prefers to eat or which would prey on Didinium itself.

Work Step by Step

The key here is to see that Didinium is driving the extinction of Paramecium, so something must be done either to control that interaction in favor of the prey or to alter the ability of Didinium to prey specifically on Paramecium.
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