Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen

Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.

Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.

ecology, microbiology
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