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A group of similar organisms that can mate and produce fertile offsprings

Species

Am the members of a species that live in a particular area

Population

All the different populations live together in a particular area.

Community

All living and non living things that interact with each other and their environment

Ecosystem

A group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms

Biome

The study of how living things interact with each other in their environment

Ecology

The place where organismsvlive and provide the things they need to survive

Habitat

All the living parts of an ecosystem

Biofactors

All non living parts of an ecosystem

Abiotic factor

Process by which organisms that are better adapted to their environment are more likely to survive and reproduce

Natural selection

The behaviors and phisycal characteristics of a species that allow them to live successfully in their enviornment

Adaptation

An organisms particular role in an ecosystem or how it makes its living

Niche

The struggle between organisms for the limited resources in a habitat

Competition

An interaction in which one organism kills and eat another

Predation

The organism that does the killing in predation

Predator

The organism that is killed in predation

Prey

A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species

Symbiosis

A relationship between two species in which both species benefit

Mutualism

A relationship between two species in which one species benefit and the other is neither help or harmed

Commensalism

A close relationship in which one organisms lives on or in another organism and harms it

Parasitism

The organism the parasite lives on or in

Host

The organism that benefits from parasitism

Parasite