Plant Interactions with Other Organisms

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Unformatted text preview: Plant Interactions with Other Organisms Ecology is the study of interactions of organisms with one another as well as with their environment. Plants, with their sedentary existence and need to attract pollinators or prevent herbivores from consuming them whole (because they can't run away from them), have evolved a different set of behavior patterns than have animals. Competition Competition results when an individual plant interferes with the needs of another plant for the same environmental resource (such as light, minerals, space) or when members of one population interfere with members of another for the same environmental resource. In plants, competition generally is indirect , through the resource, not direct , one-on-one (plants don't engage in leaf-to-leaf combat). Plants with the same life form and growth requirements are often in competition but combat)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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