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This relationship is defined as when a parasite lives on or in the host organism for some period of its life.
Symbiosis.
This relationship is defined as when a parasite requires the host organism for its survival and reproduction.
Obligatory.
A symbiotic relationship in which one partner benefits without significantly affecting the other.
Commensualism.
A symbiotic relationship that provides an advantage to both species involved.
Mutualism.
Ecologically, parasites may be classified as.
Microparasites and Macroparasites.
Parasites that live on the skin within protective cover of hair and feathers.
Ectoparasites.
Parasites that live within their hosts.
Endoparasites.
The transfer of a parasite from one host to another without the involvement of an intermediate organism.
Direct Transmission.
The transfer of a parasite from one host to another by an intermediate organism.
Vector.
The host species in which the parasite becomes an adult and reaches maturity is referred to as the?
Definitive Host.
Two types of host species?
Definitive or Intermediate.
Host responses to parasitic invasion.
Birds and mammals groom and preen. Deer seek dense, shady places. Plants form cysts.
A mutual tolerance between the parasite and its host that involves adapting to each other to some degree.
Coevolution of host and parasite.
Mutualism between the host and the parasite.
When the coevolution evolves to the point where both benefit.