What are the similarities and differences between biodiversity and biosphere ?

Its a two part question:

(1) What are the similarities between biodiversity and biosphere ?

(2) What are the differences between biodiversity and biosphere ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Over three decades of molecular-phylogenetic studies, researchers have compiled an increasingly robust map of evolutionary diversification showing that the main diversity of life is microbial, distributed among three primary relatedness groups or domains: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya. The general properties of representatives of the three domains indicate that the earliest life was based on inorganic nutrition and that photosynthesis and use of organic compounds for carbon and energy metabolism came comparatively later. The application of molecular-phylogenetic methods to study natural microbial ecosystems without the traditional requirement for cultivation has resulted in the discovery of many unexpected evolutionary lineages; members of some of these lineages are only distantly related to known organisms but are sufficiently abundant that they are likely to have impact on the chemistry of the biosphere.

    The author is in the Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102, USA. E-mail: nrpace@nature.berkeley.edu


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  • 1 decade ago

    the prefix BIO means "pertaining to life" (hence BIOlogy)--> so theres the similarity

    -DIVERSITY means the "difference in varity" but SPHERE is obviously a three deminsional circle. so biodiversity is "life-diversity" or less literally the diversity of the kinds of life in a particular area and biosphere is the "life-sphere" or less literally the spherical shape around the earth where life is able to exist--> theres your difference


    Source(s): latin baby lol
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