Definition of Intraspecific Competition

Intraspecific competition is the form of competition that exists between the organisms of the individuals of the same species. The competition might be due to habitat, food, goods, potential mates, etc. Intraspecific competition is stronger than the interspecific competition as the individuals of the same species requires the same resources as prey, habitat, and mates.


Example of Intraspecific Competition:

An example of such a competition is between the plants of the same species. The plants generally compete with each other for nutrients and solar energy. Those plants which are unable to get enough sunlight to tend to grow taller or bend towards the sun and they also extend their root systems.

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