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Map Lichen

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LichenĀ  are composite organisms composed of fungi and certain species of algae in a symbiotic relationship. The fungus provides structural stability, nutrients absorbed from the substrate and a relatively stable microenvironment for the algae. In turn, the algae provides carbohydrates … Continue reading

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Ruffled Freckle Pelt

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Lichen are composite organisms consisting of a fungus living together in a symbiotic relationship with a photosynthetic partner – green algae, cyanobacteria or both. The photosynthetic partner (photobiont) provides food for the fungus (mycobiont), which in return provides protection from … Continue reading

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