Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 54 - Test Your Understanding - Level 2 - Application/Analysis: 5

Answer

B. prey on the community's dominant species.

Work Step by Step

Keystone species are organisms that are usually dominant predators. They have a big influence on species diversity. If Keystone species prey on the community’s dominant species, they wil be able to maintain diversity in a community because they keep the prey population in check so that it doesn’t increase too much and decrease the diversity of other organisms.
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