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Are species and populations the same thing?


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Species:

  1. Species are often defined as a group of organisms that can naturally reproduce with each other and produce fertile offspring.

Population:

  1. A population is a subgroup of individuals belonging to a single species that coexists sexually and occupies a specific geographic area.
  2. For certain species, it is simple to determine the geographic limits of a population; for other species, it might be more challenging.

Species and populations:

  1. A species is an organism that is primarily capable of reproduction while a population is a specific group of species in a geographical area.
  2. In general, the species is definitely smaller than the population in terms of quantity.
  3. Human populations may or may not share their differences based on their values, ideas, culture, etc.
  4. While a species can be divided into similar DNA, morphology, etc. to classify under such species.
  5. Species and populations are not the same things.

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