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A succession of plant communities that eventually produces the climax community. Any one sere has a series of seral communities that change with time. There are various recognized types of seres, including a hydrosere (occurring in shallow fresh water), lithosere (on rocky ground), plagiosere (cleared ground), and xerosere (dry ground).


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