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Natural Sciences

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Question 1 of 8

Which of the following best completes the statement below?

Among multicellular animals, the insects exhibit the greatest diversity of life-forms, therefore:

  • A.

    the total number of insect species is limited

  • B.

    the presence of wings on an insect is probably an evolutionary error

  • C.

    insects probably occupy the greatest number of niches

  • D.

    insect control by human beings is simplified

  • E.

    any genetic mutation in fruit flies is likely to escape detection

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