Symbiosis

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symbiosis

an intimate and protracted association between 2 or more organisms of different species

endosymbiosis

when the association involves one of the organisms living within the other

mutualism

when both benefit (++)

Commensalism

when one benefit the other is neutral (+0)

Parasitism

When one benefits, the other is negatively impacted (+-)

Pollinators

Animals that move pollen from one flower to another

Seed Disperses

Animals that disperse seeds away from the parent plant

Parasitoids

parasites that kill their host

microparasites

very small short generation times

Macroparasites

relatively large usually an external stage
Ticks, leaches, fungi

Ectopartasites

Live outside host body

Endoparasites

live inside hosts body

Monophagous

feed off one or 2-3 closely related specices

Polyphagous

Feed off multiple species

Parasites effect on host

1. biochemical
2. Abnormal growth
3. Sterility
4. Behavior

Brood Parasitism

imposing the care of eggs or young onto surrogate parents.

Kleptoparasitism

Forcible theft of prey by the parasite from the host

Density

Number of organisms per unit of area

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