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Also called biological diversity, biodiversity is the great number of different species of plants and animals.

Aliases (separate with |): Biodiversity
Biological Pollution

Biological pollution is the movement of living organisms, either accidentally or intentionally, from the places where they evolved to new environments where a lack of natural enemies permits their population to explode.

Aliases (separate with |): Biological Pollution

Biopiracy is the act of exploiting indigenous knowledge of nature for commercial gain with no compensation to the indigenous people themselves.

Aliases (separate with |): Biopiracy

Bioprospecting is the search for plants or animals from which commercially valuable products can be obtained.

Aliases (separate with |): Bioprospecting

Biotechnology uses biological technology to move or change the genes or DNA inside a plant or animal. It can be used to make a plant more resilient to certain weather conditions, like droughts or floods, or to make high-yielding crop varieties. Biotechnology is also called genetic engineering.

Aliases (separate with |): Biotechnology

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