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Study Guide Questions

1.     What are the three levels of biodiversity?
2.     What are the chemical units of hereditary information that are passed on from one generation to another?
3.     Due to limited genetic variability, the ___________________ , an African animal, has become particularly vulnerable to the threat of extinction.
4.     Species with high levels of genetic diversity have a better chance of adapting to changed environmental conditions than do species made up of genetically similar individuals. True or false?
5.     "___________________" is a term used for all living things of a particular kind that are able to interbreed and produce fertile offspring.
6.     Who developed the scientific classification system?
7.     In which era were the dinosaurs dominant?
8.     Approximately how many species of plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms have been identified, placed in the classification system, and given scientific names?
9.     What is the largest animal phylum?
10.     As a general rule, numbers of species decline as temperature increases, either in water or on land. True or false?
11.     Biodiversity can be thought of as a storehouse of value maintained in natural ecosystems. True or false?
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