Intraspecific competition

Definition

noun

A form of competition between members of the same species.


Supplement

An example of intraspecific completion is plants of same species (e.g. trees that grow very close together vie for sunlight and soil nutrients. Hence, these plants competing for limited resources such as soil nutrients and water are affected, particularly their growth and structure. Some plants that cannot obtain much sunlight tend to bend towards the sun. Other plants adapt by growing taller or developing bigger roots.


Compare: intraspecific competition


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