In the desert, saguaro cacti, owls, horned lizards, and fire ants all share the same space. which example can be considered a population?

1. all cacti in the same area Explanation: All saguaro cacti in the desert is considered a population because population is the number of organisms of the same specie that exist and live together in a particular geographic region at the same time, and also have the capability to interbreed within themselves.

all cacti in the area. Explanation: Population is the total number of organisms of the same specie present in an given area. Based on the given area (desert), all the cacti, best describes population. Note that whenever different species (lizards, owl etc) are considered like in options B, C and D, you are referring to a community Thus, all cacti in the area are considered as population.

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