An example of mutualism in the ocean is the relationship between coral and a type of algae called zooxanthellae. The relationship is mutualistic because neither organism would be able to survive without the other. More »

One of the most familiar examples of mutualism is a bee and a plant. A bee lands on flowers to gather nectar, and, through this process, the bee and the plant both benefit. More »

Two common examples of mutualism in the tundra biome include the beneficial coexistence between the alga and the fungus in a lichen and the reciprocal partnership between tundra swans and sago pondweed. Mutualism is a ty... More »

A primary example of mutualism in estuaries is the relationship between fiddler crabs and Spartina alterniflora, a type of smooth cordgrass. Spartina is an essential component in the estuarine ecological system. More »

The kinds of plants found in the ocean include phytoplankton, seagrasses and algae. While phytoplankton floats on the surface of water, seagrasses root into the ground, and algae attaches to another object. More »

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An example of mutualism in the desert is the relationship between the desert mistletoe plant and the Phainopepla bird. As the bird eats the berries produced by the desert mistletoe, it passes undigested seeds. This ensur... More »

Water snails are herbivores whose diets consist of algae and other forms of vegetation. Both in captivity and the in the wild, water snails adapt their diets to eat nearly any type of vegetation or micro-organism that is... More »