Who gave the following sentence “Two closely related species competing for the same resources cannot co-exist indefinitely and the competitively inferior will be eliminated eventually”?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Who gave the following sentence “Two closely related species competing for the same resources cannot co-exist indefinitely and the competitively inferior will be eliminated eventually”?
 
(a) Gause’s competitive exclusion principle
 
(b) Mutation Theory
 
(c) Theory of Special Creation
 
(d) Theory of Organic Evolution
 
I have been asked this question during an interview.
 
My question is from Population Interactions-1 in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct choice is (a) Gause’s competitive exclusion principle
 
To elaborate: The above sentence is given by Gause’s competitive exclusion principle. It states that two species having the same resources cannot live together at constant population values. The inferior species will be eliminated with time due to natural selection.