What is the phenomenon called in which two species competing for the same resources can avoid competition by choosing?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What is the phenomenon called in which two species competing for the same resources can avoid competition by choosing?
 
(a) Resource structuring
 
(b) Competition
 
(c) Predation
 
(d) Resource partitioning
 
I have been asked this question in exam.
 
My query is from Population Interactions-4 in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct answer is (d) Resource partitioning
 
The explanation is: Resource partitioning in which two species competing for the same resources can avoid competition by choosing. In this, the resources are divided by the species within an ecological niche. It is an adaptation of interspecific competition.