In which of the following interaction, an association between species is not obligatory but both the species are benefited?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

In which of the following interaction, an association between species is not obligatory but both the species are benefited?
 
(a) Mutualism
 
(b) Proto cooperation
 
(c) Commensalism
 
(d) Predation
 
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

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

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.