What are two examples of symbiosis?

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Symbiosis is simply defined as a very close relationship between two different species of organisms.  There can be many different types of symbiosis.

In some types of symbiosis, the two species both benefit from the relationship between them.  This is called mutualism.  An example of this is the relationship between...

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Symbiosis is simply defined as a very close relationship between two different species of organisms.  There can be many different types of symbiosis.

In some types of symbiosis, the two species both benefit from the relationship between them.  This is called mutualism.  An example of this is the relationship between some species of wrasses and other fish.  The wrasses "clean" the other fish, eating parasites and other things that irritate the other fish.

Another kind of symbiosis is commensalism.  In this case, one species benefits and the other is unaffected.  An example of this would be a remora attaching to a shark and getting food from what the shark eats.

The marietta.edu link below provides many more examples of various types of symbiosis.

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