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: 5



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Option a. is incorrect. Logistic growth is marked by exponential growth of a population followed by a slower increase and then finally a cessation of growth. Option c. is incorrect. Exponential growth is a great explosion in a population's number. Option d. is incorrect. Population density describes how many individuals of a species inhabit a particular unit area. Option b. is correct. The carrying capacity describes the number of individuals of a population that can be supported by a given area.
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