epibiosis


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epibiosis

(ˌɛpɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Biology) any relationship between two organisms in which one grows on the other but is not parasitic on it. See also epiphyte, epizoite
epibiotic adj
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Epibiosis in the large marine vertebrates from Mexico: a review and their ecosystemic relevance
Exploring biotic impacts from Carcinus maenas predation and Didemnum vexillum epibiosis on Mytilus edulis in the Gulf of Maine.
Epibiosis and rhizocephalan infestation patterns in relation to the reproductive biology of Lithodes ferox (Filhol.
Epibiosis is a spatially close, facultative association between two living organisms in which the epibiont lives attached to the surface of a basibiont used as a substrate for support during the sessile period of the life cycle (Harder, 2009; Fernandez-Leborans, 2010; Romero, Brezina, Hernandez, Casadio, & Bremec, 2013; Azevedo, Brandao, Abdallah, & Silva, 2014).
Epibiosis is a facultative association of two organisms, the epibiont and the basibiont.
The additional cost of epibiosis has been measured with Littorina littorea, where snails had a 35% decrease in growth rate [19].
Young, "Epibiosis of marine algae and benthic invertebrates: natural product chemistry and the mechanisms inhibiting settlement and overgrowth," in Marine Bioorganic Chemistry, P.
Defence against epibiosis in the sponge Mycale adhaerens: modulating the bacterial community associated with its surface.