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The biotic potential or innate capacity to increase a population refers to the maximum rate of increase in the population that can possibly occur under ideal conditions (unlimited resources, no hindrance).

In a population, unrestricted reproductive capacity is called as -

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Biotic potential
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Fertility
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Carring capacity
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Birth rate
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The correct option is B Biotic potential
Biotic potential is described by the unrestricted growth of populations resulting in the maximum growth of that population. Biotic potential is the highest possible vital index of a species; therefore, when the species has its highest birthrate and lowest mortality rate.

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