The Mutualism Effect

Mekhi Lee

What is mutualism?

Mutualism means the relationship between two species of organisms in which both organisms benefit from each other.

Mutualistic relationship between my brother and myself

In a mutualistic relationship, two species of organisms benefit from each other. In this case, my brother and I have a mutualistic relationship. How we have a mutualistic relationship is we both share and do the same amount of work around our house. Also, we both benefit from things like that because we would be able to get things done faster. We both benefit from doing house work, but we have some disadvantages while doing the house work. For example, if we are cleaning the living room in our house, we would get the living room cleaned faster because both of us are cleaning it at once and we would clean different areas of the living room to make it go faster. Disadvantages my brother and I would have while doing the house work is we would get distracted by each other by talking to each other while we are supposed to be cleaning. Also, another disadvantage we would have while cleaning is my brother could be working at a slower pace than I am, so this would slow down both of us. Another example of how we benefit from each other is cooking for each other or help coo with each other. Both of us benefit from it because it saves time than one person doing it and it takes less pressure off of our parents, who would not have to worry about what to cook. A disadvantage is we would disagree on what to cook. This is an example of mutualistic relationship. This was the mutualism effect.