Substrates On Which Lichens Grow Appear To Act As Reservoir Of Lichen Photobionts
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Substrates On Which Lichens Grow Appear To Act As Reservoir Of Lichen Photobionts

On the 10th September 1867, at a meeting of the botanical section of the Swiss Society for Natural Sciences, Simon Schwendener announced his opinion that "lichens may not be autonomous plants, but fungi in association with algae" and subsequently in 1869 he proclaimed that "lichens do not, from my investigations, constitute a separate, higher division of cryptogams, but merely a subdivision of the great order of Fungi: they are ascomycetes parasitic on algae". Since then, lichens have been traditionally defined...

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