Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 5, Populations - Assessment - 5.1 How Populations Grow - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 148: 1



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Option a. is incorrect. The carrying capacity is the maximum number of organisms of a species of a particular area can support with its resources. Option b. is incorrect. Logistic growth refers to the growth of a population according to a certain pattern of exponential growth, slowing, and finally cessation of the growth. Option d. is incorrect. The population growth rate is how a population's numbers change. Option c. is correct. The population density measures how many individuals of a species live in a specific unit area.
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