Symbiosis by Elizabeth Mills


By: Elizabeth Mills

Do you know about symbiosis? There are three different types of symbiosis. There is mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. The meaning of symbiosis is a relationship between plants and animals. The same habitat that helps them survive in some way.

  The first one is mutualism. It means both plants and animals benefit from each other. An example of mutualism is when bees go to flowers and when they collect  polline. But, when they leave to go to the next flower the bees leave behind polline, and it helps the flower reproduce. That is mutualism for you.         


The second one is commensalism. It means one benefits and the other is not harmed or helped. An example of commensalism is when an ant gets on you and takes a ride. You are not harmed or helped, but the ant gets a free ride. That will be commensalism for you.

The last kind of symbiosis is parasitism. It means that one is benefited and the other one is harmed. An example is when a dog has a tick, and the tick bits the dog. The tick gets food, but the dog is harmed. So the dog is getting harmed and the tick is getting nutrings. That is parasitism for you. 

So that is symbiosis and its three types of it. How did you like symbiosis? Also what is your favorite type of symbiosis? Is it mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism?  My favorite one is mutualism, because it means that both are happy. That is why that is my favorite one. 

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