Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 27, Animal Systems I - Assessment - 27.1 Feeding and Digestion - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 802: 3



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In a mutualistic symbiotic relationship, both organisms in the relationship benefit from the presence of the other. Reef-building corals harbor algae because the algae can capture sunlight and recycle nutrients for the corals. In exchange, the algae are sheltered by the corals and receive nutrients from the corals' waste products.
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