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What is an example of competition relationship?
October 06, 2011 11:16PM
Before considering an example of a competition relationship, one must understand what competition is. Take for example plants in a forest community, there may be trees and herbaceous wild flowers both require light to make food and reproduce therefore competition. The trees, being taller, when leafed out, will prevent sunlight from reaching the smaller wild flower plants on the ground. In this case, the wild flowers accomplish their growth prior to the deciduous trees leafing out. The competition is not fatal to either as they each grow at different times.
Consider two different of species of fish inside of a fish tank. If you were to spot feeding the fish eventually one will attack the other to eat. Competition will produce one stronger fish. That's the fish that has the advantage or ecological niche.