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Synonyms for mutualism

the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent

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The inputs act mutualistically in the production process, complementing each other.
For a new lichen thallus to develop, hyphae developing from a fungal spore have to find and associate mutualistically with cells of a photobiont.
Mycobionts associate with any available alga or cyanobacterium that will allow it to survive and may adapt to acquiring any photosynthetic organism so that it can incorporate it mutualistically into its thallus.