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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
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MutualismA symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which both organisms benefit from the relationship.
Examples of mutualism:
Pollination of flowers by honey bees
A phainopepla eats mistletoe berries. The bird, while perching, passes undigested seeds in droppings to host trees ensuring survival of both the mistletoe and the phainopepla.
SYMBIOSISThere are different ways symbiosis can happen - parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. Most organisms function under a varied combination of all three ...
COMMENSALISMAlso see: MUTUALISM, PARASITISM, SYMBIOTIC, More information: Creosote bush. Creosotebush uses white bursage as a nurse plant. Generally all young ...
PARISITISMWhen the mistletoe grows and requires more nutrients than the willow provides, the willow tree dies. Also see: COMMENSALISM, MUTUALISM, SYMBIOTIC ...
SYMBIOTICSYMBIOTIC - refers to the intimate relationship between two organisms often resulting in mutualism (win-win), parasitism (win-lose), or commensalism (win-no ...
Subalpine Conifer - Ecosystems & Wildlife HabitatsDispersal of whitebark pine seeds by Clark's nutcrackers: a mutualism hypothesis . J. Anim. Ecol. 51:451-467. Tomback, D. F., and K. A. Kramer. 1980. Limber ...
Mutualism occurs when this bee pollinates the blossoms of this brittlebush.