amensalism


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amensalism

 [a-men´sal-izm]
interaction between coexisting populations of different species, one of which is adversely affected and the other unaffected.

amensalism

/amen·sal·ism/ (a-men´sal-izm) symbiosis in which one population (or individual) is adversely affected and the other is unaffected.

amensalism

(ā-mĕn′sə-lĭz′əm)
n.
An association between two organisms of different species in which one is harmed or inhibited while the other is unaffected.

amensalism

A type of symbiotic biological interaction in which ≥ 2 organisms from different species live in close proximity to one another, where one member suffers a negative effect as a result of the relationship, while the other is unaffected by it.

amensalism

interaction between coexisting populations of different species, one of which is adversely affected and the other unaffected.
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May (1973) describes a model that uses only the signs {-,0, +} to represent the dynamics of populations connected in a food web using interactions such as predation, competition, amensalism, comensalism, and symbiosis.