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Two opposite forces operate in the growth and development of every population. One of them related to the ability to reproduce at a given rate. The force opposite to it is called :

( A ) Mortality
( B ) Fecundity
( C ) Environmental resistances
( D ) Biotic control

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The environmental factors which can check the growth of population size constitute the environmental resistance. These include predators, food, water, nesting sites, similar competitors, etc. All living things tend to reproduce until the point at which their environment becomes a limiting factor. No population, human or otherwise,  can growth indefinitely; eventually, some biotic or abiotic variable will begin to limit population growth.Read more on - of-every-population
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