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The Virus Effect

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On an island with 10 deer, one species of grass (that the deer eats dies) as a result of a viral infection.

How will this affect the deer population and the other organisms that live on the island?

A

The deer will have more energy available, and when there is more energy available, the rate of reproduction will increase for the deer population. The members of the community that depend on deer for their energy will also be reduced in number.

B

The deer will have less energy available, and when there is less energy available, the rate of reproduction will be reduced for the deer population. The members of the community that depend on deer for their energy will increase in number.

C

The deer will have less energy available, and when there is less energy available, the rate of reproduction will be reduced for the deer population. The members of the community that depend on deer for their energy will also be reduced in number.

D

The deer population or another organism on the island might contract the virus and start to die.