Symbiosis Poster

By: Kaylee and Paige


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


Mutualism is a type of symbiosis that is beneficial to both organisms involved.

example: Bees fly from flower to flower gathering nectar, while also pollenating the flower.

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Commensalism is a type of symbiosis between two organisms in which one benefits and the other is not affected.

example: Flatworms attach to a horseshoe crab and it will eat the crab's food. This doesn't affect the crab.

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Parasitism is a type of symbiosis between two living things in which one of them benefits from or lives off of the other, possibly harming it and causing death.

example: Fleas that nest on animals such as dogs.

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