NEET Biology Ecology : Multiple Choice Previous Years Questions MCQs 2 | Summary and Q&A

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NEET Biology Ecology : Multiple Choice Previous Years Questions MCQs 2

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This video discusses the response of organisms to abiotic factors, including the concepts of regulators and conformers, as well as characteristics of hydrophytes, desert animals, and elephant populations.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the difference between regulators and conformers in organisms?

Regulators maintain a constant internal temperature independent of the external temperature, while conformers' internal temperature changes with the external temperature.

Q: What are the characteristics of hydrophytes?

Hydrophytes have the absence of vascular and mechanical tissues, poorly developed roots, presence of mucilage for protection and lubrication, and Aon Kima for gaseous exchange.

Q: What are some adaptations of desert animals?

Desert animals consume less water, breathe slowly to conserve water, have their bodies covered with thick ears to prevent water loss, and feed on dry seeds without requiring much additional water.

Q: What type of growth curve do insects exhibit during the rainy season?

Insects show a J-type growth curve, with an explosive increase in numbers followed by their disappearance at the end of the season.

Q: What does niche overlap indicate?

Niche overlap indicates the sharing of one or more resources between two species.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The video explains the difference between regulators and conformers in organisms, with regulators maintaining constant internal temperature independent of the external temperature, while conformers' internal temperature changes with the external temperature.

  • It identifies the characteristics of hydrophytes, which include the absence of vascular and mechanical tissues, poorly developed roots, mucilage presence, and Aon Kima for gaseous exchange.

  • The adaptation of desert animals includes their low water consumption, slow breathing rate, thick ears for water conservation, and feeding on dry seeds.

  • Intraspecific competition occurs when a high density of elephant population exists in a specific area.

  • The population growth pattern for insects during the rainy season follows a J-type growth curve, with an explosive increase in numbers followed by their disappearance.

  • Geometric representation of age structure is used to analyze the reproductive status of a population, indicating positive growth, negative growth, or zero growth.

  • The formula for exponential population growth is determined as DN/DT = RN, where DN/DT represents the change in population with time and RN is the biotic potential of each individual.

  • Niche overlap refers to the sharing of one or more resources between two species.

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