What happens to two species in mutualism?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What happens to two species in mutualism?
 
(a) Only one is benefited
 
(b) Both live differently
 
(c) Both are benefited
 
(d) Only one is harmed
 
I have been asked this question during an interview.
 
My query is from Population Interactions-1 topic in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (c) Both are benefited
 
Easiest explanation: Mutualism is a biological interaction between organisms of different species in which each individual receives a benefit. It is a positively directed relationship since both organisms are benefited.