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Define the following term and give one example for each:

Commensalism

What is 'commensalism'?

Solution

Commensalism:Commensalism is an interaction between two species in which one species gets benefited while the other remains unaffected. An orchid growing on the branches of a mango tree and barnacles attached to the body of whales are examples of commensalisms.

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