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  Symbiosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Symbiosis (pl. symbioses)(from the Greek words syn = with/plus and bio = life) is an interaction between two organisms living together in more or less intimate association or even the merging of two dissimilar organisms.
An example of mutual symbiosis is the relationship between clownfish of the genus Amphiprion (family, Pomacentridae) that dwell among the tentacles of tropical sea anemones.
A famous land version of symbiosis is the relationship of the Egyptian Plover bird and the crocodile.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Symbiosis
Ectosymbiosis is symbiosis in which the symbiont lives on the body surface of the host, including internal surfaces such as the lining of the digestive tube and the ducts of glands.
Symbiosis (pl. symbioses) (from the Greek words syn = with/plus and bio = life) is an interaction between two organisms living together in more or less intimate association or even the merging of two dissimilar organisms.
The type of symbiosis known as commensalism is an association between two different kinds of nonparasitic animals, called commensals, that is harmless to both and in which one of the organism benefits.
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Symbiosis (pl. symbioses) is a interaction between two organisms living together in more or less intimate association or even the merging of two dissimilar organisms.
The various forms of symbiosis include parasitism, in which the association is disadvantageous or destructive to one of the organisms, mutualism, in which the association is advantageous, or often necessary to one or both and not harmful to either, and commensalism, in which one member of the association benefits while the other is not affected.
An example of mutual symbiosis is the relationship between anemonefishes of the genus Amphiprion (family, Pomacentridae) that dwell among the tentacles of tropical sea anemones.
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Symbiosis (pl. symbioses) (from the Greek words syn = con/plus and biono = living) is an interaction between two organisms living together in more or less intimate association or even the merging of two dissimilar organisms.
Symbiosis as defined in this article does not restrict the term to only the mutually beneficial interactions.
For the bird's part, this relationship not only is a ready source of food, but a safe one considering that few predator species would dare strike at the bird at such close proximity to its host.
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