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12.7: Competition

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character displacement Development of different specializations so that two species within the same area can coexist without competition.
competition Relationship between organisms when they strive for limited resources.
competitive exclusion principle States that when two species compete, the species less suited to compete for resources will either adapt, move from the area, or die out.
ecology Study of how living organisms interact with each other and with their environment.
evolution Change in the characteristics of organisms over time; the change in species over time.
interspecific competition Relationship between organisms of different species that strive for limited resources.
intraspecific competition Relationship between organisms of the same species that strive for limited resources.
natural selection Causes beneficial heritable traits to become more common in a population, and unfavorable heritable traits become less common.

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