Which organisms are considered a population for the purpose of ecological studies?
(a) Sexually reproducing organisms
(b) Sexually as well as asexually reproducing organisms
(c) Asexually reproducing organisms
This question was posed to me in class test.
This intriguing question originated from Population Attributes in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
Correct option is (b) Sexually as well as asexually reproducing organisms
For explanation I would say: For ecological studies of population, both sexually as well as asexually reproducing organisms are considered. The organisms formed from sexual reproduction are genetically different (except homozygotic twins). The organisms produced by asexual reproduction are genetically as well as morphologically similar.