Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 54 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 1235: 11


The characteristics described would have to actually be exclusive of one another such that they reduced or eliminated a specific overlap in competition.

Work Step by Step

Character displacement refers specifically to differentiation that minimizes competition within a specific niche. The adaptations reduce or remove an overlapping area of competition between the two species. Adaptations that give a competitive advantage in other ways are not character displacement.
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