The development of lichenology in the history of botany

  title={The development of lichenology in the history of botany},
  author={Per M. J{\o}rgensen},
  journal={The Bryologist},
  pages={37 - 44}
Abstract Lichens have been a difficult group for botanists to understand. Only in the 20th century did they find their correct position among the fungi. This paper outlines the long and rather complicated course from Theophrastos, the first person to use the term lichen (about 300 B.C.) to the molecular evidence by Gargas and coworkers in 1995 that proved lichens to belong among the fungi. It was, however, not the first time this classification was proposed. The first to formally include… 

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