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commensalism

 [kŏ-men´sal-izm]
symbiosis in which one population (or individual) is benefited and the other is neither benefited nor harmed.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·men·sal·ism

(kŏ-men'săl-izm),
A symbiotic relationship in which one species derives benefit and the other is unharmed; for example, Entamoeba coli in the human large intestine. Compare: metabiosis, mutualism, parasitism.
[L. con-, with, together, + mensa, table]
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commensalism

(kə-mĕn′sə-lĭz′əm)
n.
A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species in which one derives some benefit while the other is unaffected.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

com·men·sal·ism

(kŏ-men'săl-izm)
A symbiotic relationship in which one species derives benefit and the other is unharmed.
Compare: metabiosis, mutualism, parasitism
[L. con-, with, together, + mensa, table]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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During the commensalism phase, organism [X.sub.i] interacts with Xj through Equation (5).
CLS is employed after the commensalism phase, replacing the parasitism phase of SOS.
Commensalism phase: between the interaction of the organisms [Org.sub.i] and [Org.sub.j], the organism [Org.sub.i] gets benefit by the organism [Org.sub.j] and try to improve the beneficial advantage in the ecosystem to the higher degree of adaption.
Oikonomou et al., "IL-9 and mast cells are key players of Candida albicans commensalism and pathogenesis in the gut," Cell Reports, vol.
Noval Rivas et al., "MyD88 adaptor-dependent microbial sensing by regulatory T cells promotes mucosal tolerance and enforces commensalism," Immunity, vol.
In other areas, the positive relationship between gull numbers and diving ducks in foraging flocks is apparently explained by both commensalism and kleptoparasitism (Marchowski and others 2015).
Topics to discuss include mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
Distinctive language structures (report/experiment genre and hypothesis), technical vocabulary (photosynthesise, commensalism), specific grammars (nominalisations that pack dense meaning into fewer words and the use of logical metaphors or conjunctions that indicate cause and effect relationships between ideas) and abstractions (use of symbols, complex images and graphs) function to organise scientific knowledge (Freebody et al., 2008).
Three phases, mutualism phase, commensalism phase, and parasitism phase, stimulate the real-world biological interaction between two organisms in ecosystem.