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Biodiversity and Conservation (part-2)

In case of biodiversity loss when a species becomes extinct, the plant and animal species associated with it in an obligatory way also become extinct. When a host fish species becomes extinct, its unique assemblage of parasites also meets the same fate

Jan 25, 2013 14:47 IST
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Biodiversity and Conservation part 2
Biodiversity and Conservation part 2

In case of biodiversity loss when a species becomes extinct, the plant and animal species associated with it in an obligatory way also become extinct. When a host fish species becomes extinct, its unique assemblage of parasites also meets the same fate. Another example is the case of a coevolved plant-pollinator mutualism where extinction of one invariably leads to the extinction of the other.

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