Relationships between organisms

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Outlines the types of relationships that exist between organisms in an ecosystem

mutualism

Both organisms benefit from the relationship

commensalism

One member of the association benefits and the other is unaffected

amensalism

a relationship in which one organism is harmed and the other is unaffected

competition

where two organisms fight for the same resource

exploitation

one organism benefits while the other is harmed

Predation

One species kills the other for food

Parasitism

An organism lives in or on a host. The host suffers but usually does not die.

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