What are lichen and define symbiosis

Asked by harinder | 27th Aug, 2008, 04:35: PM

Expert Answer:

Lichens are symbiotic associations between fungi and algae. The algae prepares food and supplies it to the fungus, whereas, the fungi absorbs water and mineral salts and gives it to the algae.

Symbiosis is a relationship between 2 species wherein both are benefitted by each other. Eg- Lichens.

Answered by  | 27th Aug, 2008, 06:17: PM

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