mutualism mutualism  /ˈmju tʃə wə ˌlɪ zəm/


  • (n) the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other


  • Sanction mechanism identified between ants and host plants

    In nature, many forms of plant-animal mutualism exist in which each partner benefits from the presence of the other. Although mutualistic interactions offer advantages for both partners, they are nonetheless a source of conflict. Biologists have recently observed an original sanction interaction between a plant and an ant.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  • Jowell, who has helped secure a more central role for mutualism in Labour's forthcoming election manifesto, said: "Modern mutualism speaks directly to what local people want from their local councils. The mutual movement is one that will be...
    on Feb 17, 2010 By: Tessa Jowell Source: The Guardian

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