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Competition

Definition

noun, plural: competition

(1) A symbiotic relationship between or among living things for resources, such as food, space, shelter, mate, ecological status, etc.

(2) (general) The act of competing; rivalry.


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In biology, competition is one of the many symbiotic relationships occurring in nature. Same or different members of species compete for resources, especially for limited natural resources.

Different types of completions are as follows:

Competitions may also be categorized based on the mechanism used:


Word origin: Latin competitio.

Related forms: compete (verb)

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Cellular Reincarnation

... slum of existence? Ignorant of the adventure yet to come, I cursed my fate. It all got started when “Zygote Enterprises” organized this foolish competition, a race that can be best compared with an obstacle course in the swamp. The countless contestants, including me, were lured by the “Carte ...

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by ewartkuijk
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Reincarnation
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Views: 380

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... pollinator die out it makes very little difference to the environment. But if a plant dies out that ANY insect can pollinate, this engenders competition in all the insects, and if the plant was one of only a few flowering at a specific time it causes a large imbalance. In other words, the ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 4647

Does the thylacine still live?

... exterminated all the non native species in remote parts of Tasmania or the mainland it might reappear, but what the hunting didn't accomplish the competition with non native predators most probably has.

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Is complexity inevitable?

... pollinator die out it makes very little difference to the environment. But if a plant dies out that ANY insect can pollinate, this engenders competition in all the insects, and if the plant was one of only a few flowering at a specific time it causes a large imbalance. In other words, the ...

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by animartco
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 4647

Is evolution as simple as we think?

I think Biohazard has given the answer. Diversity had no need to start before the first life had spread right across the planet. Competition is the driving force of evolution, and before then there was none.

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by animartco
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:32 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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