What is the difference between population and community in biology?

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Population and Biotic Community

Biotic Community

It is a grouping of different but interacting populations of different species which live harmoniously in a given locality e.g. pond community, lawn community, forest community. Each such community may further be split into animal community, plant community and microbe community. Check out Biology Doubts section of Physics Wallah to find more Questions related to Biology. 

Population

  • It is a permanent group of interbreeding individuals of a species found in a space or geographical area at a particular time. It is called local population or deme.
  • The different local population of a species are connected by dispersing individuals.
  • Metapopulation is a complex of local populations connected by dispersing individuals.
  • In human demography, population represents the number of human beings in a given area – school, village, town, state, country or whole earth.
  • In genetics, population is a group of interbreeding individuals of the same species which live in semi isolation from other such groups.

In ecology, population is a group of individuals of the same species living in the same area which functions as a unit of biotic community e.g. number of grass plants.

What is the difference between population and community in biology?

What is the difference between population and community in biology?

What is the difference between population and community in biology?

What is the difference between population and community in biology?

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