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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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If you remove a species from a community, the population size of its main _______ is likely to increase.

  1. a. parasite
  2. b. competitor
  3. c. predator

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The interactions among members of the different species are called interspecific interactions. These interactions include predation, interspecific competition, herbivory, facilitation and symbiosis (mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism).  Competition is a type of interspecific interactions in which both the species are harmed. They are of mainly two types namely interspecific competition and intraspecific competition. Interspecific competition is a type of competitive interaction that takes place between the species. Intraspecific competition takes place within the same species.

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Competition is a type of interspecific interactions in which both the species are harmed. They are of mainly two types namely interspecific competition and intraspecific competition.

If any species is removed from the community, ultimately there will be an increase in the population size of the competitor. This is because both the species compete for the same resources such as shelter, food, and water.  So, if any of them is removed from their community ultimately the other one will not be harmed, and thus, the population size increases.

Option b. is given as “competitor”.

If any species is removed from the community, the other species will not be harmed and can ultimately lead to the increase in the population size of competitor.

Hence, the correct answer is option b...

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