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A Microsound Project
is an intimate and protracted association between two
or more organisms of different species. The term host
is usually used for the larger of the two members of a symbiosis. The smaller
member is called the symbiont.
The original definition of symbiosis by deBary (1879) did not include
a judgment on whether the partners benefit
or harm each other. Currently, most people use the term symbiosis to
describe interactions between
and the host
from which both partners benefit;
this is also called a mutualism
If there is negative effect on one of the partners, it is called
a parasitic symbiosis
and if there is no beneficial or negative effect it is a commensal symbiosis.
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