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Exploitation competition



A form of competition wherein organisms indirectly compete with other organisms for resources by exploiting resources to limit the resources availability to other organisms.


An example of this competition is an organism depleting the amount of resources to limit the availability of these resources for other organisms.

Apart from exploitation competition, the other types of competitions based on mechanisms used are interference competition and apparent competition.

Synonym: exploitative competition

See also: competition

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... well argued that ecological speciation, divergent selection involving exploitation of alternative trophic niches owing largely to resource competition, has been a major deterministic factor driving divergence in sticklebacks (McPhail ...

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