In which of the following interaction, an association between species is not obligatory but both the species are benefited?
(b) Proto cooperation
I have been asked this question in an interview for internship.
I need to ask this question from Population Interactions-3 topic in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
Correct option is (b) Proto cooperation
The explanation: Commensalism is an interaction in which association between species is not obligatory but both the species are benefited. It is a long-term relationship between two species in which one species derives the benefit while other is neither harmed nor benefited.