Biology

Question

People living in and around the Amazon rain forest
have used parts of the gaviola tree to prepare
medicines. Research is being conducted to
determine if this tree can provide cures for many
types of cancer. Continued destruction of rain
forests might
(1) reduce biodiversity and remove organisms
with the potential to help humans
(2) increase biodiversity and remove damaged
and diseased trees
(3) reduce biodiversity and increase the
reproductive rates of all organisms
(4) increase biodiversity and ecosystem stability
where humans plant crops

1 Answer

  • destruction of the forest results in the disappearance of the species in this forest, which might not be found in other forests. This means that some species will become extinct. Extinction of species leads to reduction of biodiversity - the correct answer is the first one: forest destruction will  reduce biodiversity and remove organisms with the potential to help humans
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