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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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______ can lead to resource partitioning.

  1. a. Mutualism
  2. b. Parasitism
  3. c. Commensalism
  4. d. Interspecific competition

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). Many of the interspecific interactions can affect the survival and reproduction of the species that engage in them. The species adapt themselves to use a limited resource in order to reduce the competition by an evolutionary process called resource partitioning.

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Interspecific competition is a type of competitive interaction between the species. In this interaction, two or more species compete with each other for the same limited resource. Thus, both the species get harmed. For example, a fox and a bobcat competing for prey. Interspecific interactions can lead to resource partitioning. The species adapt themselves to use a limited resource in order to reduce the competition by an evolutionary process called resource partitioning. It takes place when species share a similar habitat and compete for the restricted resource.

Option d. is given as “Interspecific competition”.

The species adapt themselves to use a limited resource in order to reduce the competition by an evolutionary process called resource partitioning. Interspecific competition leads to resource partitioning.

Hence, the correct answer is option d.

Reasons for incorrect answers:

Option a...

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