Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hope you are lichen this!

Photo by Angie Perryman
This greenish stuff is lichen, a symbiotic relationship between an algal species (which photosynthesizes) and a fungus. (Algae is actually the plural, alga is singular; but let's stick with the more common usage.) Here's the story, courtesy of Ned: Alice Algae took a lichen to Freddie Fungus, but now their relationship is on the rocks. 

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