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Postby MrMistery » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:40 pm

Hey guys, help me out here. I had a big argument with my biology teacher today. She said that symbiosis is always benefical for both organisms involved in this process.
However, i've read about a parasitic symbiosis that is the symbiosis found between a parasite and it's host, which means it is benefical for only one of the organisms. So, the question is:
Can symbiosis be benefical for only one of the organisms participating to it?
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Postby Poison » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:53 pm

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Postby Chris4 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:33 pm

pete wrote:actully Poisen your not the master of your fate and your not the captain of your soul. And you didnt even answer the question right. Give this kid some real information. And for the other kid dont argue with your teacher she is right on with her answer. Peace out to all yal from smoke masta.


Poison did give some real information. the website links were useful to me and answered the question. I actually think if you bothered to read the first website then the kids teacher may actually be wrong. It says that at least one of the members in the symbiotic relationship benefits but the other may be injured or die. This is what happens with parasites and there host (usually). So how can both benefit?
Sounds like she was giving you a nice simple answer as most school teachers do, but it never is that simple. But i dont think its worth arguing about.
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:57 pm

I'm sory, I didn't express myself very well. My teacher and I are best friends and that wasn't an argument, it was more of a discution. Thank you Poison for the help. I'm glad to see that I was right :D :D
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Postby Poison » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:10 pm

pete wrote:actully Poisen your not the master of your fate and your not the captain of your soul. And you didnt even answer the question right. Give this kid some real information. And for the other kid dont argue with your teacher she is right on with her answer. Peace out to all yal from smoke masta.


I found some info and gave the adresses.
why dont YOU give us some REAL information?
This not the proper way of posting here!
RESPECT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
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Postby biostudent84 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:49 pm

Poison wrote:I found some info and gave the adresses.
why dont YOU give us some REAL information?
This not the proper way of posting here!
RESPECT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!


Message deleted =) Cheers!

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Postby biostudent84 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:39 pm

MrMistery wrote:I'm sory, I didn't express myself very well. My teacher and I are best friends and that wasn't an argument, it was more of a discution. Thank you Poison for the help. I'm glad to see that I was right :D :D


That's the best thing about science. It's not like politics where once you take a side, you have to stick with it. In science, it is perfectly acceptable for someone to say "Oh. You're right. I was wrong. Now I know."
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Postby Poison » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:24 pm

biostudent84 wrote:Message deleted =) Cheers!
Kyle


Thanks Kyle! I think I must learn to control myself and just delete it instead of getting angry. :lol: Thanks a lot...
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Postby bellyjelly » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:15 am

Symbiotic relationships include those associations in which one organism lives on another (ectosymbiosis, such as mistletoe), or where one partner lives inside the other (endosymbiosis, such as lactobacilli and other bacteria in humans or zooxanthelles in corals)..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis
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