biocenosis


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bi·o·ce·no·sis

 (bī′ō-sĭ-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. bi·o·ce·no·ses (-sēz)
A group of interacting organisms that live in a particular habitat and form an ecological community.

bi•o•ce•no•sis

or bi•o•coe•no•sis

(ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
a self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying a specific biotope.
[translation of German Biocönose (1877)]
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Regularities in the biocenosis dynamics // Nauka, Moscow.
in this context, the knowledge of the taxonomic and physiological characteristic of the autochthonous biocenosis belonging to a certain natural ecosystem can provide insights into the ecological function of these communities.
Isolation of the West Nile fever virus from the great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo, the crow Corvus corone, and Hyalomma marginatum ticks associated with them in natural and synanthroic biocenosis in the Volga delta (Astrakhan region, 2001).