Q. 124.2( 11 Votes )
What do you understand by inter-dependency of animals and plants? How do you appreciate?
i. Interdependence is the dependence of two or more living things on each other.
ii. There are different ways that animals and plants are interdependent in an ecosystem.
iii. They depend on each other for their basic needs such as food, protection, shelter, and reproduction.
iv. Plants provide food to animals and humans, who cannot make their own foods like plants do.
v. Plants and trees also provide shelter and protection for different animals like birds, squirrels and insects.
vi. For examples birds also build nest high up in trees away from predators.
vii. Similarly, plants also benefit from animals in that animal can aid in seed dispersal ensuring the survival of plants in other regions of an ecosystem.
viii. Bees also help in the pollination of plants in a habitat.
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What do you understand by inter-dependency of animals and plants? How do you appreciate?AP - Biology