commensalism


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the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it

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Although it seems reasonable to postulate that colonization of China by house mice occurred largely through their commensalism with humans, little is known regarding how and when this occurred for each of the subspecies.
Commensalism between Guiana dolphins Sotalia guianensis and sea birds in the North Bay of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil.
Commensalism seems to be the term that best explains the relationship between these groups of species (e.
This human interaction is multifaceted: symbiosis, commensalism and parasitism, in which the latter is a concern to human health, for men, also serve as host.
In contrast small firm competitor networks are horizontal associations among firms competing in the same product-market, such as furniture companies in Germany, who have evolved a unique environment of competition and commensalism.
In scientific terms, this would be classified as commensalism.
In this regard, polarized sulfolipids are indispensable, as they calibrate microflora, empower the liver's sulfation pathway to erase gut inflammation, and transform the gut lumen into a habitat that favors persistent commensalism and symbiosis.
Acacia mangium improves the conditions for the soil fauna, including earthworms (Pellens & Garay 1999; Tsukamoto & Sabang 2005) and for the commensalism between Pseudomyrmex spp.
However, other remains are due to mortality during hibernation or aestivation in the cave, as in the case of bats (Sevilla, 1986), or to human commensalism (Pokines, 1998; Eastham, 1995).
There is the notion of a birth and a death process, each applying twice to the scenario, and there is the notion of commensalism, also applying twice (here represented as a population benefiting from a resource).
In fungi of the genus Candida, the transition from commensalism to pathogenicity can be attributed to the selective expression of different virulence factors that act synergistically under favourable conditions.
Commensalism in Pathogenic Anaerobic Actinomyces Cultures.