mutualistic symbiosis

mu·tu·al·is·tic sym·bi·o·sis

symbiosis in which all partners obtain an advantage.
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mycorrhiza is the mutualistic symbiosis (non-pathogenic association) between soil-borne fungi with the roots of higher plants.
Kappen (1994) questions whether the fungus should be seen as a host rather than the photobiont; photobionts could be tolerant of fungal parasitism without any need for considering any reciprocal 'benefits' of mutualistic symbiosis.
of California, Riverside) present 15 contributions covering such topics as mollicutes associated with arthropods and plants, the evolutionary origin and maintenance of the mutualistic symbiosis between termites and fungi, paternal sex ratio chromosomes in parasitoid wasps, and insect pest control using Wolbachia and/or radiation, among others.
The 2 partners have coevolved in the context of a mutualistic symbiosis, manipulating each other with chemical signals.