In which condition the prey might become extinct?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

In which condition the prey might become extinct?
 
(a) When the predator is less
 
(b) When the prey is overexploited
 
(c) When the prey is less
 
(d) When the predator is overexploited
 
I had been asked this question at a job interview.
 
The query is from Population Interactions-4 topic in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct answer is (b) When the prey is overexploited
 
To elaborate: The prey might become extinct when the prey itself is overexploited or killed by the predators. Predation is an interaction in which an organism (predator) is benefited by killing another organism (prey).