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Species Interaction, Advantageous or Not: the Fig-Wasp relationship

Species interactions can occur along a continuum from mutualism to parasitism and can evolve to different points along this continuum over time. This classroom activity explores this concept by examining the interspecific interactions between fig trees and fig wasps.
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Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords mutualism, fig-wasp interactions, costs and benefits
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Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description - Identify the implications of species interactions for human affairs (e.g. health, agriculture).
- Critically evaluate the media’s presentation of biology.
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Primary Author Affiliation University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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Date Of Record Submission 2010-11-30

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