A form of symbiosis when the symbiont, the phoront, is mechanically carried about by its host. Neither is physiologically dependent on the other.
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Synonym: electrophoresis. ... 2. A biological association in which one organism is transported by another, as in the attachment of the eggs of Dermatobia hominis, a human and cattle botfly, to the legs of a mosquito, which transports them to the human, cattle, or other host in which the botfly larva...
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phoresis A symbiotic relationship in which one organism is transported by another; such as, the hypopus nymph of certain mites, which is adapted to clinging to arthropods or mammals for transport.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: fō-rē′sis Definitions: 1. A biologic association in which one organism is transported by another, as in the attachment of the eggs of Dermatobia hominis, a human and cattle botfly, to the legs of a mosquito, which transports them to the human, cattle, or oth...
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The suffix -phoresis means "migration": ...
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[biology] In biology, the term phoresis is an inter-species biological interaction in ecology and refers to a form of symbiosis where the symbiont, termed as the phoront, is mechanically transported by its host. Neither organism is physiologically dependent on the other. Examples may be foun...
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