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Difference Between Biotic And Abiotic Resources

Biotic Resources Abiotic Resources
Biotic factors/resources are living or once-living organisms in the ecosystem. These are obtained from the biosphere and are capable of reproduction. Abiotic factors/resources refer to non-living physical and chemical elements in the ecosystem. Abiotic resources are usually obtained from the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere.
Biotic factors depend on abiotic factors for survival and reproduction. Abiotic factors are completely independent of biotic factors.
Examples of biotic resources include all flora and fauna. Examples of abiotic factors include precipitation, altitude, temperature, type of soil, minerals, geographic location, humidity, wind, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, water depth, etc.

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