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Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Predator-prey relationship

Definition noun An interaction between two organisms of unlike species in which one of them acts as a predator that... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Commensalism

Commensalism Definition What is commensalism? Literally, commensalism is a Latin word that means ‘to eat at the same... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Interspecific competition

Interspecific Competition Definition In Biology, competition is defined as the process that occurs among species that have... Read More

Mutualistic symbiosis

Mutualistic Symbiosis Definition In order to understand what a mutualistic symbiotic relationship means, we will break down... Read More

Mimicry

Most would say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In some cases that is quite true. However, imitation or mimicking... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Environmental resistance

Environmental Resistance Definition Environmental resistance is such a process in which certain different elements or... Read More

Community Patterns

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned what a population is, its attributes, and processes... Read More

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Definitive host

Different Biological Relationships The biological world is interconnected whether we notice it or not. All the life forms... Read More

Limiting factor

Limiting Factor Definition A limiting factor refers to any of the factors (variables) in an environment capable of limiting... Read More

Herbivore

Herbivore Definition A herbivore is the primary consumer of the food chain that usually occupies the second trophic level... Read More

Dominant species

Dominance is the state of being supreme or dominant. Community dominance refers to the form of dominance where certain... Read More

Opportunistic pathogen

Opportunistic Pathogen Definition How do we define opportunistic pathogen? The opportunistic pathogen is an infectious... Read More