What is exploring molecular, genetic, and species-level diversity for products of economic importance called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 weeks ago

What is exploring molecular, genetic, and species-level diversity for products of economic importance called?
 
(a) Biopiracy
 
(b) Biofuel
 
(c) Bioprospecting
 
(d) Biodiversity
 
The question was asked in an interview for internship.
 
The origin of the question is Biodiversity Conservation in division Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Correct answer is (c) Bioprospecting
 
To explain: Exploring molecular, genetic, and species-level diversity or the search for plant and animal species for products of economic importance such as medicinal drugs and other commercially valuable compounds is known as bioprospecting. The compounds explored are used in various fields such as academic, agriculture, bioremediation, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, industrial purposes, etc.