The first stage of the s-shaped growth curve of the population is

  1. a) Log phase
  2. b) Lag phase
  3. c) Phase of acceleration
  4. d) Phase of deceleration

Answer: b) Lag phase

Explanation: The organisms that are newly introduced in a population shows very slow growth. This initial phase of slow growth is called the lag phase. Then, it is followed by the fastest phase called the log phase. Here, maximum growth of the organism is reached.

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