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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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Growth of a forest in an abandoned corn field is an example of _______.

  1. a. primary succession
  2. b. resource partitioning
  3. c. secondary succession
  4. d. competitive exclusion

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The species present in a community can change over many generations. Some of these species alter the habitat by allowing other species to come and substitute them. These changes that taking place in a community are collectively known as ecological succession. They are mainly two types- primary succession and secondary succession.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Secondary succession is a type of ecological succession in which the changes in the community have taken place in an earlier colonized damaged habitat. This type of succession is faster than the primary succession because the enhanced soil is already present from the beginning. Example- The forest grows in a deserted cornfield.

Option c. is given as “secondary succession”.

Secondary succession is a type of ecological succession in which the changes in the community have taken place in an earlier colonized damaged habitat.

Hence the correct answer is option c.

Reason for the incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as “primary succession”.

Primary succession is a type of ecological succession in which the species colonize the habitat for the first time. The growth of a forest in an abandoned cornfield is not an example of primary succession...

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