Questions tagged [symbiosis]

Tag for questions related to interaction between two different species living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.

11 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
7
votes
1answer
543 views

Phoresis and mechanical vectors

According to wikipedia and Human Parasitology By Burton Jerome Bogitsh, Clint Earl Carter, Thomas N. Oeltmann Phoresis: In this type of symbiotic relationship, the phoront, usually the smaller ...
5
votes
0answers
51 views

What kind of Caiman is this and what is on it's nose?

I was able to snap a good picture in the Manù Parque Nacional in Peru. When I reviewed the pictures in more details I noticed something on it's nose, that resemble insects. What are those? Is it a ...
2
votes
0answers
364 views

How did Portuguese man-of-war evolve?

In particular, how did the close cooperation of its many component species evolve? My hypothesis is that it began with a few, probably no more than two zooids cooperating in symbiosis, and overtime, ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

phosphorous availability to mycorrhizae and parent plant, timing - paper search

I'm researching phosphorous uptake in monocots to develop planting mixes for riparian planting. I recently saw a paper suggesting (the author lacked proof) that root zone mycorrhizae may solubilize ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Poly-symbiosis? What's the name for this?

A mutually beneficial relationship between two species is called symbiosis. If multiple symbiotic relationships exist with a single common (dominant) species, is this called 'farming'?
1
vote
0answers
53 views

How does the symbiotic bacteria reaches a human caecum

My thought on this matter is that we have got a very high pH of about 1.8 in our stomach.So,most of bacteria who came in through food or just open mouth should be killed by it.So,how does a bacterial ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Who cleans the cleaner fish?

Cleaner fish are those fish that eat the dead skin cells and parasites off from other usually larger fish. ( such cleaners include wrasse, cichlids, catfish, shrimp etc ) I wondered if the cleaner ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

What is this mushroom that only grows next to my tomato seedlings?

So far something like ten out of fifty seedlings (20%) have had this mushroom grow right next to a tomato seedling and nowhere else in the planters. The black gooey caps are between a peppercorn and a ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Do clients of cleaner fish queue up?

I can't remember if I saw it in a cartoon, a documentary, or both, but the notion is that the clients of cleaner fish wait in line to be cleaned. "Clients" means the fish (or other aquatic animals) ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Effect on gene loss because of compartmentalisation of plastids/mitochondria/endosymbiont?

Considering the transfer of genes during endosymbiosis a gene transfer event (at least fundamentally, even if it's a special case), how does the fact that in this case the genes are inside a ...
0
votes
0answers
458 views

Can certain jellyfish photosynthesize in the medusa stage?

Can jellyfish (at least some of them) do photosynthesis in the symbiosis with zooxanthellae in their medusa form as well? I've heard that only Cassiopea andromeda can but I wasn't able to find a ...