When does the growth rate of a population following the logistic model equal zero? The logistic model is given as dN/dt = rN(1-N/K):
1. when N nears the carrying capacity of the habitat
2. when N/K equals zero
3. when the death rate is greater than the birth rate
4. when N/K is exactly one

Subtopic:  Population: Logistic Growth Model |
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NEET - 2016
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An association of individuals of different species living in the same habitat and having functional interactions is known as:

1. Ecological niche 2. Biotic community
3. Ecosystem 4. Population
Subtopic:  Introduction to Ecology |
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NEET - 2015
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In which of the following interactions both partners are adversely affected?

1. Competition  2. Predation
3. Parasitism 4. Mutualism
Subtopic:  Population Interactions: Competition |
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NEET - 2015
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A biologist studied the population of rats in a barn. He found that the average natality was 250, average mortality 240, immigration 20 and emigration 30. The net increase in population is:

1. 15

2. 05

3. zero

4. 10

Subtopic:  Population Characters: Density |
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AIPMT - 2013
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According to Darwin, organic evolution is due to:

1.  Interspecific competition.
2.  Competition within closely related species.
3.  Reduced feeding efficiency in one species due to the presence of interfering species.
4.  Intraspecific competition.

Subtopic:  Population Interactions: Competition |
 67%
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AIPMT - 2013
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What type of human population is represented by the following age pyramid? 

  
1.  Stable population
2.  Declining population
3.  Expanding population
4.  Vanishing population
Subtopic:  Population Characters: Age Structure & Migration |
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AIPMT - 2011
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Which one of the following is categorized as a parasite in a true sense?
1. Human foetus developing inside the uterus draws nourishment from the mother
2. Head louse living on the human scalp as well as laying eggs on human hair
3. The cuckoo (koel) lays its eggs in a crow's nest
4. The female Anopheles bites and sucks blood from humans
Subtopic:  Population Interactions: Parasitism |
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AIPMT - 2011
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Study the four statements (a–d) given below and select the two correct ones out of them:

a: A lion eating a deer and a sparrow feeding on grain are ecologically similar in being consumers
b: Predator starfish Pisaster helps in maintaining species diversity of some invertebrates
c: Predators ultimately lead to the extinction of prey species
d: Production of chemicals such as nicotine and strychnine by plants is metabolic disorder

The two correct statements are:
1. a and d
2. a and b
3. b and c
4. c and d

Subtopic:  Population Interactions: Predation |
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AIPMT - 2010
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A country with a high rate of population growth took measures to reduce it. The figure below shows age-sex pyramids of populations. A and B are twenty years apart. Select the correct interpretation about them: 
 
Interpretations

1. 'A' is more recent and shows a slight reduction in the growth rate
2. 'B' is an earlier pyramid and shows stabilised growth rate
3. 'B' is more recent showing that the population is very young
4. 'A' is the earlier pyramid and no change has occurred in the growth rate

Subtopic:  Population Characters: Density | Population Characters: Age Structure & Migration |
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AIPMT - 2009
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Geometric representation of age structure is a characteristic of:

1. Biotic community

2. Population

3. Landscape

4. Ecosystem

Subtopic:  Population Characters: Age Structure & Migration |
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AIPMT - 2007
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