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12.35: Importance of Biodiversity

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biodiversity

Measurement of the amount of variation of the species in a given area.

bionics

Use of organisms to inspire technology or engineering projects.

decomposer

Organism that obtains nutrients and energy by breaking down dead organisms and animal wastes.

extinction

Dying out of a species so that no members of the species exist anymore.

niche

Role a species plays in the ecosystem.

nitrogen fixation

Process of converting nitrogen gas in the air into nitrates in the soil.

producer

Organism that produces food (glucose) for itself and other organisms.

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