In which of the following a free-living organism catches kills and eats individuals of other species?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

In which of the following a free-living organism catches kills and eats individuals of other species?
 
(a) Commensalism
 
(b) Parasitism
 
(c) Mutualism
 
(d) Predation
 
The question was asked in an international level competition.
 
Asked question is from Population Interactions-4 in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right option is (d) Predation
 
Explanation: Predation is an interaction in which an organism (predator) is benefited by killing another organism (prey).  It is the ecological process of energy transfer and best-known examples involve carnivorous interactions.