Fungi and lichens

Fungi and lichens

Although well concealed the forest is actually full of fungi. Many of them, such as the mycorrhiza fungi, live in symbiosis with trees facilitating their up-take of water and nutrition. In return they receive sugar and carbohydrates. Other fungi decompose wood or cause tree diseases. In conjunction with algae they form lichens. It is impossible to imagine the forest without them.

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