Which statement is false about parasitism?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which statement is false about parasitism?
 
(a) Parasites have a high degree of specialization for their mode of life
 
(b) The parasites are generally smaller than the host
 
(c) The parasites are destroyed by the hosts
 
(d) They reproduce at a faster rate than their hosts
 
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I want to ask this question from Population Interactions-3 topic in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Correct choice is (c) The parasites are destroyed by the hosts
 
Explanation: The statement, the parasites are destroyed by the hosts is incorrect about parasitism. A relationship between organisms of different species where an organism is benefited and other is harmed is known as parasitism. The organism which is benefited is known as parasite while the harmed one is called the host.