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Published on September 24, 2008

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Symbiotic relationships

Symbiosis A close interaction between individuals of different species Can be beneficial or harmful

A close interaction between individuals of different species

Can be beneficial or harmful

Mutualism An interaction between two species that produces a fitness benefit They both must benefit from the relationship

An interaction between two species that produces a fitness benefit

They both must benefit from the relationship

Mutualism?

How do each benefit? Clown fish receives protection Anemone receives protection from butterfly fish and food.

Clown fish receives protection

Anemone receives protection from butterfly fish and food.

Other examples Cleaner shrimp Pollenators Bacteria in our digestive system

Cleaner shrimp

Pollenators

Bacteria in our digestive system

Commensalism One species receives a benefit while the other is unaffected Phoresy (transportation only) Inquilinism (shelter only) Metabiosis (after death)

One species receives a benefit while the other is unaffected

Phoresy (transportation only)

Inquilinism (shelter only)

Metabiosis (after death)

Inquilinism

Metabiosis

Parasitism The most easily recognized form of symbiosis One benefits and the other is harmed or killed Tongue Eating Fish Parasite

The most easily recognized form of symbiosis

One benefits and the other is harmed or killed

Tongue Eating Fish Parasite

Tongue parasite

Trichinosis

Symbiosis Wrap Up

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