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Parasitism

Parasitism


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Parasitism is a more common form of inharmonious relationship than antibiosis.

It characterizes the species that settles in the body of another, removing matter for its nutrition and consequently causing damage that can vary in severity, from minor disturbances to the death of the parasitized individual.

The host is the host organism that houses the parasite. In general, host death is not convenient for the parasite. But despite this, it often occurs.