Difference between Biotic and Abiotic Stress

Biotic stressAbiotic stress
1. Biotic stress include living organism. e.g. insect; pest, bacteria, fungi etc.1. Abiotic stress include physical factor: of environment. e.g. Temperature, moisture, wind, soil salinity, and alkalinity, etc.
2. The effect of biotic stress is changeable.2. The effect of abiotic stress is stable.
3. The effect of biotic stress is density-dependent.3. Density independent.
4. Directly related to stress.4. Indirectly related to stress.
5. Generally man cannot control it. e.g. High temperature beyond the control of stress.5. Generally man can control it such as spraying, insecticides in case of insect.

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