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What is survivorship curve and how is it useful?
  1. It is a plot of the age of organism against number of survivors in each age
  2. The curve explains how many of the newborn will survive in each organism
  3. It gives an idea if the organism follows K or R strategy of growth
  4. It indicates the organism's ability to survive natural disasters


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A It is a plot of the age of organism against number of survivors in each age
B The curve explains how many of the newborn will survive in each organism
C It gives an idea if the organism follows K or R strategy of growth
A survivorship curve is obtained by plotting the age of organism on one axis and the number of survivors on the other axis. The graph will give a distinctive curve, based on the data points. Looking at this curve we can infer if the organism follows the K or the R strategy of growth.
 

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