What is Parasitism?

Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between two different species in which one species. 

Called the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other species, called the host. The parasite benefits by obtaining resources such as nutrients, shelter, or a place to reproduce, while the host is harmed in the process.

Parasites can be of many different types, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, & animals such as worms, lice, ticks, & fleas. 

They can infect a wide range of organisms including plants, animals, & humans. Some parasites live on the surface of the host, while others live inside the host's body.

Parasitism can have significant effects on the host's health & well-being. Parasites can cause a wide range of diseases & health problems, ranging from minor irritation to serious illness or even death. 

Some parasites can also manipulate the host's behavior to their advantage, for example by causing the host to behave in ways that increase the chances of the parasite's transmission.

Parasitism is a common phenomenon in nature & plays an important role in shaping ecosystems & the evolution of species.

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