Symbiosis

By: Noah Marshall & Ross Alexander

Symbiosis

Definition- Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both


Mutualism- symbiosis that is beneficial to both organisms involved


Commensalism- an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm.


Parasitism- a relationship between organisms where a parasite lives off of another and only one benefits.


Examples:


Mutualism- The Oxpecker and the Rhinoceros


Commensalism- Whale and Barnacles


Parasitism- Fleas and Dogs, Ticks and any mammal