motility symbiosis

motility symbiosis

[mō¦til·əd·ē ‚sim·bē′ō·səs]
(ecology)
A symbiotic relationship in which motility is conferred upon an organism by its symbiont.
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paradoxa, which ingests pieces of wood through its posterior although it swims with its anterior forward, comprises a motility symbiosis with at least three different types of spirochetes and their attachment structures (Cleveland and Grimstone, 1964; Wier et al.