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Related to biotic potential: Environmental resistance
a theoretic measurement of the capacity of a species to survive or to compete successfully.
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An estimate of the maximum capacity of living things to survive and reproduce under optimal environmental conditions.
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biotic potentialThe hypothetical maximum reproductive capacity a population of organisms could sustain if the population were living in an optimised environment.
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bi·ot·ic po·ten·ti·al(bī-ot'ik pō-ten'shăl)
Theoretic measurement of the capacity of a species to survive or to compete successfully.
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biotic potentialthe theoretical maximum rate of increase of a species of organism in the absence of any adverse environmental factors such as predators or disease.
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