What is symbiosis

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What is Symbiosis

  • Living things that feed off other living things are called parasites.
  • Living things that depend on each other to live are called symbiotic.
  • Many tropical rainforest trees have a symbiotic relation with fungi on their roots. The fungi get energy from trees and return give the trees phosphorus and other nutrients.
  1. Leaf cutter ants cut up leaves and line their nests not far for themselves, but for the fungi which grow on the leaves. The ants eat the fungi.
  • A phyte is a plant that grows high up on other plants.
  • Epiphytes are plants that grow high up on other plants, especially in tropical rain forests.
  • Saprophytes are plats and fungi that depend on decomposing material, not sunlight, for sustenance.

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