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 (ĭn′trə-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk) also in·tra·spe·cies (-spē′shēz, -sēz)
Arising or occurring within a species: intraspecific competition.
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(ˌɪntrəspəˈsɪfɪk) or


(Zoology) relating to or occurring between members of the same species: intraspecific competition.
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Adj.1.intraspecific - arising or occurring within a species; involving the members of one species; "intraspecific competition"
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The present study deals with morphological variation at the corallum and intraspecific level, leaving aside details of ontogenetic variation.
Intraspecific variation in the response to C[O.sub.2] enrichment in seeds and seedlings of Plantago lanceolata L.
Our objectives were to determine intraspecific interactions, resource selection, and movements of rabbits to aid reforestation efforts at Plowboy Conservation Area.
Secondly, he implicitly assumes that intraspecific predation rather than parasitism is the canonical form of social conflict.
We have detected an intraspecific gene flow rate of 0.03 to 0.09% for two male fertile common wheat cultivars at a distance of 27 m over cropped soil using a blue-grained pollinator (Hucl and Matus-Cadiz, 2001).
Competition within groups of entities (intraspecific competition) and between groups of entities (interspecific competition) occurs both in economic and ecological systems.
The dissimilarity with Knapp's "Jovibarba Type" we found in the Romanian populations suggests that the seed coat morphology has a considerable intraspecific variation between distant populations, a fact that could not be neglected when considering its taxonomic value even at an infraspecific level.
Key words: competition, plant-mediated; interspecific competition; intraspecific competition; planthopper; plant nutrition; plant resistance, induced; Prokelisia dolus; Prokelisia marginata; salt marsh; sap-feeding insect; Spartina.
Part 1 is the introduction discussing how the properties of enzymes from aquatic organisms are related to inter- and intraspecific factors.
Why not explain the very real differences between intraspecific selection and transgenic manipulation?
His 1981 review of scorpion cannibalism, or as he called it, "intraspecific predation," raised the question of whether males are just victims or whether evolutionary pressures push them toward collusion in their own demise.
Most important population and community processes also involve the trade-off between inter- and intraspecific competition, and the roles of disturbance and succession in population dynamics and community organization.