Which organisms are considered a population for the purpose of ecological studies?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

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
 
(d) Species
 
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

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

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.