Short answer question
Distinguish between the following: Parasitism and Mutualism
In parasitism, only one species (parasite) is benefited and the interaction is detrimental to other species (host).
|In mutualism, both species are benefited.|
|ii.||The parasite needs a host, but the host does not need the parasite.||Both species need the presence of each other.|
|E.g.||Cuscuta, a parasitic plant commonly found growing on hedge plants.||Lichen represents the mutualistic relationship between a fungus and photosynthetic algae or cyanobacteria.|
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