biodiversity

  

Definition

Variety and variability of microbial, plant, and animal life forms from all sources (including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems) and of the ecological complexes of which they are a part.

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  • When Dr. Ross conducted scientific research in the Amazon Rainforest, he was thrilled at the biodiversity among its plants, animals, and bacteria.

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  • The biodiversity of the surrounding environment presented the scientists with ample evidence to support new findings ranging from mammals, reptiles, and various species of undetermined life.

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  • The scientists studied countless numbers of different species and a huge assortment of plant life, growing increasingly impressed by the unexplored island's biodiversity.

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