Where the interference competition does occur directly between individuals?
(a) Two species have a common prey
(b) One individual prevents the reproduction of others
(c) Organism compete for space
(d) Two separate species compete for the same resources and space
The question was asked during an interview.
Question is from Population Interactions-1 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
Right option is (b) One individual prevents the reproduction of others
To explain I would say: The interference competition is where one individual prevents the reproduction of others. Along with this, the survival of other species is also prevented. It can occur via aggression and is thought to stabilize consumer-resource systems.