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Relationships between organisms

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