Symbiotic Interactions in Disease: Definition, Theory & Examples


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Which of the following BEST describes a close relationship between living organisms of two different species?

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1. Two or more organisms of a different species living in a relationship where all benefit is referred to as _____.

2. A relationship between different species of organisms where one organism benefits while the other isn't harmed nor helped is referred to as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at one way symbiosis can be harmful, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the symbiotic interactions in disease plus other beneficial forms. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include definitions of symbiosis as well as mutualism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review definitions of the following terms:

  • Parasitism
  • Commensalism
  • Symbiosis
  • Mutualism

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of commensalism and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as parasitic and mutualistic symbiosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about definitions of various terms related to symbiotic relationships

Additional Learning

To learn more about why you should eat a dairy product with live enzymes, review the corresponding lesson on the Symbiotic Interactions in Disease: Definition, Theory & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what symbiosis is
  • Identify each member in a symbiotic relationship
  • Describe the main types of symbiosis we can find in the world
  • Explain the difference between mutualism and parasitism
  • Appreciate when one species relies on the other for survival