280 pages , Wiley-Blackwell , 2001-12-21 Today dead trees are not only viewed upon as waste and as potential sources of pest species. Instead they have gained an increased attention as key factors for biodiversity in many ecosystems. This change in focus and concern has sparked intense research activities directed to explore the ecological role of dead trees in forest ec...[Read More]
Protocooperation is where two species interact with each other beneficially; they have no need to interact with each other - they interact purely for the gain that they receive from doing this. It is not at all necessary for protocooperation to occur; growth and survival is possible in the absence of the interaction. The interaction that occurs can be between different kingdoms.
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160 pages , Joint Commission on , 2005 Disease-causing organisms result in nearly two million infections in hospitals each year and nearly 88,000 patients die as a result. The text addresses the unique infection control issues within the environment of care for all health care settings.