Interspecific Relationships

Interspecific Relationships

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  • Competition is the struggle between two species for limited resources
  • Ever since the drought, there's been so little water. I always make sure to get here super early so that I can have my fill.
  • That buffalo keeps taking so much of the water! There's really ever enough left for me.
  • Commensalism is an interspecific relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
  • Predation is the use of one species as a resource by another species
  • Mmm! This bunny is delicious and is sure to give me lots of energy.
  • Parasitism occurs when a parasite takes nourishment from a host
  • Haha! I can live off of this human forever, and he'll never know!
  • As long as we protect this tree from harmful creatures, we can use it for shelter! 
  • Mutualism is an interspecific relationship in which both organisms benefit
  • I'm so glad we came across this forest. We can nest on the tress for as long as we want, and the trees don't care at all!
  • Symbiosis refers to any relationship in which two organisms live in close association with each other
  • Competition, predation, parasitism, mutualism, and commensalism are all examples of symbiotic relationships.
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