Parasitism is a type of symbiosis where one partner benefits at the expense of another. It takes many forms and is common throughout the plant and animal kingdoms. A few examples are examined below. More »

One example of parasitism that occurs in grassland biomes involves the cowbird. This brood parasite lays its eggs in the nests of other bird species in the grasslands, resulting in the other species oftentimes hatching t... More »

An example of parasitism in the desert is a flea living on a coyote. The flea drinks the blood from the coyote, deriving nutritional benefit. However, the coyote does not benefit; instead, it loses vital blood and experi... More »

Examples of limiting factors include competition, parasitism, predation, disease, abnormal weather patterns, natural calamities, seasonal cycles and human activities. In terms of population growth, limiting factors can b... More »

There are three types of symbiotic relationships that occur in the desert: mutualism, commensalism and parasitism. Examples are, respectively, yucca plants and yucca moths, dung beetles and the dung of other animals, and... More »

One example of parasitism in the rain forest involves botfly larvae living and feeding off the flesh of the jaguar. This is a parasitic relationship because it benefits only one member, the botfly larvae, while harming t... More » Science Biology

Symbiosis is an evolutionary adaption in which two species interact in ways that are often related to the survival of one or both participants. The three basic types of are mutualism, commensalism and parasitism. More »