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Biodiversity - definition

  • Biodiversity refers to the variety of life. It is seen in the number of species in an ecosystem or on the entire Earth.

Genetic diversity - definition

  • Genetic diversity within a population refers to the number of different alleles (the alternate forms of genes) of all genes and the frequency with which they appear.

Species diversity - definition

  • Species diversity refers to the variety of species within a region.

Ecological diversity - definition

  • Ecosystem diversity refers to the variety of ecosystems in a given place.