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suc·ces·sion

 (sək-sĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act or process of following in order or sequence.
2. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence: "A succession of one-man stalls offered soft drinks" (Alec Waugh). See Synonyms at series.
3.
a. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position.
b. The right of a person or a line of persons to so succeed.
4.
a. The act or process of succeeding to the rights or duties of another.
b. The act or process of becoming entitled as a legal beneficiary to the property of a deceased person.
5. Ecology The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation, and often resulting in the establishment of a climax community.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin successiō, successiōn-, from successus, past participle of succēdere, to succeed; see succeed.]

suc·ces′sion·al adj.
suc·ces′sion·al·ly adv.
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adjective
Following one after another in an orderly pattern:
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Similarly, mycorrhizal associations can change during succession, and potentially drive successional transitions in plant communities (Janos, 1980; Zangaro et al., 2000; Allen et al, 2003; Bennett et al, 2006; Pezzani et al, 2006; Dickie et al, 2013).
| Continue successional sowing of salads and sow outdoor cucumber, sweetcorn, squash, and French, runner and broad beans.
The forgotten habitats in conservation: early successional vegetation
CONTINUE successional sowing of salads, and sow cucumber, sweetcorn, squash, French, runner and broad beans outdoors.
| Keep going with the successional sowing of quick-to-grow crops, such as salad, beetroot and radish.
| Keep going with the successional sowing of quick-togrow crops, such as salad, beetroot and radish.
Continue successional sowing of salads and sow outdoors cucumber, sweetcorn, squash, French, runner and broad beans.
Pursuant to article 1125 Civil Code, in addition to the actual possession exercised over the successional patrimony, the seizin gives to seizin heirs, the right to administrate this heritage and to exercise the rights and actions of the deceased.
In the remnants of native secondary forest, which develop after the abandonment of anthropic activities, edaphic arthropod communities present greater abundance / density, richness and diversity when compared to areas with more advanced successional stages (Menezes et al., 2009; Camara et al., 2012; Machado et al., 2015).
If you plant successional sowings the harvest can last six to eight weeks.