a mode of living in which one organism is dependent on another for preparation of an environment in which it can live.
Origin of metabiosis
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It led him to an even more fertile suggestion, that of metabiosis.
He also showed that metabiosis played an important part in nitrification.
Dependence of one organism on another for the preparation of an environment in which it can live.
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