AP Biology : Biomes

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Example Question #2451 : Ap Biology

Which of the following is true regarding biome taxonomy?

Possible Answers:

Biomes are only characterized by biotic components

Biomes are characterized by shared abiotic and biotic components

Biomes only describe terrestrial ecosystems

There is only one type of biome characterization of the Earth 

Correct answer:

Biomes are characterized by shared abiotic and biotic components

Explanation:

Biomes are defined as ecosystems with shared abiotic and biotic factors. There are many different characterization schemes regarding biome classifications on Earth; furthermore, biomes encompass both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

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