Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 58 - A Changing Biosphere - 58.1 - Human Activities Are Changing the Biosphere, Resulting in Biodiversity Loss - 58.1 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1253: 2


High levels of biodiversity offer humans a high selection of goods to choose from, mostly in the form of food and medicine. For example, due to biodiversity, a farmers market may sell white peaches and yellow peaches, as well as several varieties of nectarines. Biodiversity also offers tenability against diseases. Within individuals of the same population, some may be particularly susceptible to a viral infection, but others may have a natural immunity.

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