Which community develops in between the pioneering and climax communities?
(a) Primary community
(b) Transitional community
(c) Secondary community
(d) Tertiary community
I got this question in an international level competition.
Enquiry is from Ecological Succession in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12
The correct option is (b) Transitional community
For explanation I would say: The community occupying intermediate place or developing between the pioneering and climax communities is called a transitional community. Seral communities are the individual transitional communities of a sere that develop in that area during the succession.