UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    What does 'Bio-prospecting' refers to?

    A)  Exploring an area to measure its diversity richness

    B)  Conservation of biodiversity using cry methods

    C)  Extinction of a species due to the extinction of its prey

    D)  Exploring molecular, genetic and species level diversity for products of economic importance

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Bio-prospecting is the process of discovery and commercialisation of new products based on biological resources. It also includes 'Biopiracy'. The exploitative appropriation of indigenous forms of knowledge by commercial actors. So, option (c/) is the correct answer.

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