Which letter is used to designate the carrying capacity of a population?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which letter is used to designate the carrying capacity of a population?
 
(a) A
 
(b) S
 
(c) K
 
(d) N
 
I have been asked this question in examination.
 
The query is from Growth Models in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right option is (c) K
 
Explanation: The carrying capacity of a population is designated by the letter ‘K’. The resources in a given habitat can be used by the maximum possible number of a population; beyond this, no further growth is seen in a population. This is known as the carrying capacity of that species in that habitat.