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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define "mutualism" and give examples.
  • Explain the difference between the "interaction grid" and the "interaction continuum" (i.e., explain the phrase "context-dependent outcome").
  • Identify the kind of benefit that ants usually provide to their mutualistic partners.
  • List three of the four ways that lycaenid larvae communicate with ants.
  • Describe the difference between an obligate interaction and a facultative one.
  • Name one hypothesis for the function of the tentacular organ, and state whether or not this hypothesis was supported by results from actual experiments.

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