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Why is biodiversity important within a ecosystem?

1 Answer

Answer:

Biodiversity is essential within an ecosystem because species with more genetic variation will likely have offspring with a higher survival rate thus with a higher reproductive rate.

Explanation:

  • Genetic variation allows flexibility and survival of a population in the face of changes to the environment.

  • Populations with low genetic diversity risk extinction due to numerous factors such as climate change disease.

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