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ADAPTATION FOR SURVIVAL

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ADAPTATION FOR SURVIVAL

COMPETITION Competition is the process by which living organisms in the habitat struggle with one another for limited essential needs in the environment. Such scarce resources in plants include; light, space, nutrient and water while animals complete for food, space or mate. Competition finally results in survival of the fittest and elimination of the unfit.   Types of competition Intraspecies competition: competition between organisms of the same species. e.g. many maize seedlings grown in a small area. Interspecies competition: that between different species of organisms. e.g. many maize and pepper seedlings growing in a small area.   Relationship between competition and succession Succession is the change in a population caused by the replacement of the old members with new ones as a result of competition. The newly formed habitat is gradually colonized by different species of plants in a stepwise manner until a relatively stable community is established and later… Read More »ADAPTATION FOR SURVIVAL

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