Symbiont: Definition & Explanation


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All the helpful bacteria that live in your digestive tract are considered:

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1. Of the following, which is the least common type of symbiotic relationship?

2. A fungus that is protected by a plant and provides the plant with nutrients is an example of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how we depend upon others, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of a symbiont. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what all the helpful bacteria that live in your digestive tract are considered as well as knowing the least common type of a symbiotic relationship.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to review:

  • Helpful bacteria in your digestive tract
  • Least common type of symbiosis
  • Examples of mutualism and amensalism
  • What a vector is

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding an example of mutualism and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related symbiosis lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the helpful bacteria in your digestive tract

Additional Learning

To learn more about symbionts, review the corresponding lesson called Symbiont: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a symbiont is
  • Identify the larger organism in a symbiotic relationship
  • Describe the two categories of symbionts
  • Explain what can lead to a symbiotic relationship
  • Appreciate the characteristics of the six types of symbiosis