epibiosis


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epibiosis

[‚ep·ə·bī′ō·səs]
(ecology)
The arrangement in which organisms live on top of each other.
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Epibiosis and masking material in the spider crab Maja squinado (Decapoda: Majidae) in the Ria de Arousa (Galicia, NW Spain).
KEY WORDS: Donax fossor, Lovenella gracilis, epibiosis
Although epibiosis is common in rocky intertidal and subtidal habitats, it rarely has been documented in exposed sandy beaches (but see Manning & Lindquist 2003) or muddy habitats (Stachowitsch 1977, Gili et al.
The Donax-Lovenella epibiosis shifts from mutualism to parasitism, depending on the relative importance of predators in specific geographic regions.
Chemical defense in ascidians Eudistoma viride and Didemnum psammathodes in Tuticorin, Southeast coast of India: Bacterial epibiosis and fouling deterrent activity.
Epibiosis and ornamental cover patterns of the spider crab Maja squinado on the Galician coast, Northwestern Spain: Influence of behavioral and ecological characteristics of the host.
2008 Ecological lever and interface ecology: epibiosis modulates the interactions between host and environment.
Among the topics are larvae and spores, fouling community processes, epibiosis and anti-epibiosis, microbial fouling, paint and coatings technology for controlling marine fouling, fouling and anti-fouling in oil and other offshore industries, regulation of marine anti-fouling in international and European Commission law, biofouling and climate change, and research in practical environmentally benign anti-fouling coatings.
Epibiosis is a widespread relationship in aquatic environments often involving planktonic microcrustaceans as hosts and a variety of organisms as epibionts, including bacteria, algae, protozoans, or even small metazoans (e.
There were some questions and concerns expressed by the group--especially about epibiosis (bug on bug errors).