By: Alaina Cox
Types of Symbiosis
For example, ticks are parasites to dogs.
Commensalism: This is when one species is benefitted, while the other is neither hurt or helped.
For example, a vine growing up a tree would not hurt the tree, or help it.
Mutualism: When two species are benefitting from each other.
For example, an oxpecker, a type of bird that eats small bugs, rides on the back of a zebra, who is the host to the small bugs. The oxpecker helps the zebra by giving him/her relief, and the oxpecker is being fed at the same time.