This “double whammy” of predation and competition enables jellyfish to cripple a food chain by essentially nibbling at its ankles.
Starvation, disease, war, and predation were common threats for a majority of our evolutionary history.
WGA is classified as a lectin—a term for a protein produced by an organism to protect itself from predation.
The incidence of predation on eggs and small juveniles is far greater than on older juveniles and adults.
Freedom from the pressure of predation probably exerts a direct influence on formation of species.
I have been able to find only a few specific references to predation on it.
Thus, before the advent of man the factor of predation may not have been of great consequence.
The conventions of the business world have grown up under the selective surveillance of this principle of predation or parasitism.
The absence of the pressure of predation should remove a certain amount of control on the population turn-over.
Further verification of predation on mammals, reptiles and amphibians by this species is needed.
late 15c., "act of plundering or pillaging," from Latin praedationem (nominative praedatio) "a plundering, act of taking booty," from praedari "to rob, to plunder," from praeda "plunder, booty, prey" (see prey (n.)). Zoological sense recorded from 1907.