|Parasitism is a relationship between two species in which one of them benefitted and the other species is harmed.||Symbiosis is a close relationship between two species in which usually both get benefits from each other.|
|The species which is benefitted is called the parasite, and the species which is harmed is called the host.||Both the species are called symbionts.|
|Lice on the human head, Puccinia on wheat causing black rust disease, and helminths in the intestine of their hosts.||Lichens, mycorrhizae, aphids and ants where aphids provide ants with honeydew and ants protect them from predators.|
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What is the difference between saprophytic nutrition and parasitic nutrition?
Saprophytic nutrition is the one where an organism lives by feeding on the remains of dead and decaying matters. Parasitic nutrition is where the parasite lives off on a living host.
Is lichen a symbiotic plant?
Yes, a lichen is a symbiotic association between algae and fungus.