Which one of the following is an example of commensalism?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

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
 
I have been asked this question during an interview.
 
Asked question is from Population Interactions-3 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

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.