This “double whammy” of predation and competition enables jellyfish to cripple a food chain by essentially nibbling at its ankles.
WGA is classified as a lectin—a term for a protein produced by an organism to protect itself from predation.
Starvation, disease, war, and predation were common threats for a majority of our evolutionary history.
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.