Lichen

Lichen

Lichen is a group of mycobionts, fungi, and photobionts, algae or cyanobacteria, growing together in a symbiotic relationship. The fungi obtain nutrients such as sugars from their photobiont partners capable of photosynthesis and the mycobiont prevents overexposure to sunlight, and provides water and mineral nutrients to the algae or cyanobacteria.

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