Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Symbiosis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3064

Name

From Greek: symbiosis = living together.

This term describes the cohabitation of 2 different types of organisms, both benefiting from this way of living. For example, see the occurrence of  Wolbachia-bacteria in insects or filariid worms.

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