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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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The previous succession rule can be suitably represented by means of a generating tree, which is a rooted tree where the objects at level n are the labels of the column-convex permutominoes of size n.
Then this can be summarized by a succession rule as follows:
The current male-only succession rule, which bars Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito, 46, and Crown Princess Masako, 42, from ascending the throne, has spurred debate on whether to revise the Imperial House Law to allow female monarchs.
A report compiled by Kimura's panel in June listed two options in an equally weighted manner -- preserving the current ''male-line'' succession rule and allowing the ''female-line'' succession.
Although there are current laws in the Local Government Code that specify succession rules in permanent vacancies, AO 15 argues that there is a need to clearly address filling temporary vacancies in local government units.
The titles of Prince Harry and Markle's children come in accordance to royal succession rules that were set by King George V.
The President also said the military had the duty to ensure that the country's succession rules were followed if he were not able to finish his term.
In some jurisdictions, these succession rules can even affect the appointment of executors.
Gossip Mr Clegg said he hoped Her Maj would not mind if he changed royal succession rules. She replied: "Why should I mind?
There are very rigid succession rules in the UAE which dictate what happens to your assets if you die without putting a will in place.
The Byzantine Emperor Leo VI was very meticulous when, through his own diataxis, reverted over the succession rules of monks.