Raghuwinder Singh  |  7/18/2016 8:34:45 PM

Lichens are fascinating plants. They are composed of two different organisms – a fungal partner and a photosynthetic partner living in a symbiotic relationship.

The photosynthetic partner is either a green alga or a cyanobacterium (blue-green bacterium). Lichens get their nutrients from the food prepared by the photosynthetic partner, and the fungal partner provides the body and shape.

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