Symbiosis

By: Dawson Propst

Definition

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

Types

Mutualism- When both organisms benefit.

Commensalism- When one organism benefits and the other neither benefits or suffers.

Parasitism- When one organism suffers and the other benefits.

Examples

Mutualism- A bird an a rhinoceros

Commensalism- Whale and Barnacles

Parasitism- Fleas and Dogs