Which one of the following is an example of commensalism?
(a) Cuckoo and crow
(b) Cattle and grass
(c) Orchids and mango tree
(d) Tiger and deer
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Asked question is from Population Interactions-3 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
The correct answer is (c) Orchids and mango tree
Explanation: Commensalism is a long-term relationship between two species in which one species derives the benefit while other is neither harmed nor benefited. The best example is epiphytic plants such as orchids growing on a mango tree.