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In sync, indifferent, or at odds 

by Erin Linderman

Anyone that has spent any amount of time in nature knows that organisms are constantly interacting with each other. Organisms can affect members of their own species in positive and negative ways.  These types of interactions that occur between members of the same species are known as intraspecific interactions.  Organisms can also affect members of other species which are known as interspecific interactions.  When two or more species of organisms live in the same area and have direct and significant contact with one another, it is called symbiosis.  There are a number of different terms used to categorize symbiotic relationships depending on how each organism involved is affected by the interaction.