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scaryfish Started conversation Feb 21, 2002
OK, mabey I'm being a little bit pickey, but I was told Symbiosis means, literally "living together" and covers not only mutualism (both benefit, as in the article) but also comensalism (one benefits with no effect on the other) and parasitism.
A more correct term would be "mutualism" I think...
Otherwise, great article!
Amy the Ant - High Manzanilla of the Church of the Stuffed Olive Posted Feb 22, 2002
Mutualism would be a more precise term but not more correct. Mutualism is a type of symbiosis.
The literal meaning of symbiosis is 'having a livelihood together'.
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