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Interactions (2)

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Interactions (2)

  1. 1. Interactions
  2. 2. Adapting to the Environment • A. Every organism has adaptations that are well suited to its living conditions
  3. 3. Adapting to the Environment • B. Niche= An organism’s role in it’s habitat • A niche would include how and when it reproduces, how it moves, how it gets it’s food, and more
  4. 4. Three types of Interactions • Competition • Predation • Symbiosis
  5. 5. Competition • Struggle between organism over limited resources • If two organisms occupy the same niche, they will compete and only one will survive.
  6. 6. Predation • One organism hunts and kills another for food • Predator- lion • Prey- zebra • Predators have adaptations the help them catch and kill their prey. The lion’s sharp claws and teeth.
  7. 7. Predation • Some predators have adaptations that enable them to hunt at night. • Fox Bat • Owl
  8. 8. Predation • Prey also have adaptations to avoid being caught. • Camouflage • Warning coloring • Protective covering • Mimicry • False coloring
  9. 9. Symbiosis • Close relationship between two organisms where at least one benefits. • Mutualism • Commensalism • Parasitism
  10. 10. Mutualism • Both benefit • Example: Bats (get food)and cactus (new plants)
  11. 11. Commensalism • One benefits & the other is not helped or harmed • Example: cactus and hawks (get a home)
  12. 12. Parasitism • One benefits One harmed • Example: tick (gets food) dog (harmed) Tick is a parasite Dog is the host

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