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Unformatted text preview: LICHENS These are combinations of a green alga and a fungus. They are placed in the kingdon Fungi and classified by the fungus part. The relationship between the two is mutualism--both benefit. Lichens can live in areas where neither alga nor fungus alone could survive. Examples are newly exposed soil, rocks, trees, concrete, etc. Their main importance in nature is serving as food for arctic tundra caribou and reindeer. ALGAE Algae are mostly aquatic, although some are found in soil or on trees occasionally. Most algae are found in cool temperate waters, although some are found in Antarctic waters and some in tropical zones....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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