Lichen Guilds Share Related Cyanobacterial Symbionts

  title={Lichen Guilds Share Related Cyanobacterial Symbionts},
  author={J. Rikkinen and Ilona Oksanen and K. Lohtander},
  pages={357 - 357}
  • J. Rikkinen, Ilona Oksanen, K. Lohtander
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Lichen symbioses represent a major way of life among the Fungi. Almost one-fifth of all known fungal species are lichenized, and about 1500 species of lichens contain cyanobacterial photobionts, most of which belong to the genus Nostoc . Despite extensive studies, many basic aspects of their biology remain poorly known, especially cyanobiont diversity and specificity ([1][1]). Cyanolichen specimens were collected from northern Europe, western North America, and central China. Epiphytic lichen… CONTINUE READING
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