What is a relationship between organisms of different species where an organism is benefited and other is harmed called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What is a relationship between organisms of different species where an organism is benefited and other is harmed called?
 
(a) Parasitism
 
(b) Commensalism
 
(c) Mutualism
 
(d) Competition
 
The question was asked during an interview.
 
This question is from Population Interactions-2 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct choice is (a) Parasitism
 
Explanation: A relationship between organisms of different species where an organism is benefited and other is harmed is known as parasitism. The organism which is benefited is known as parasite while the harmed one is called the host.