Xanthoria parietina, 04032020, 09 f(PID:49617691398) Source
posted by Alan Blunden alias alanblunden on Wednesday 4th of March 2020 04:29:39 PM
Xanthoria parietina, the golden shield lichen, is a conspicuous yellow foliose lichen This lichen is formed of two organisms living together symbiotically: Watch the video to find out more about Xanthoria parietina and what lichens can tell you about pollution levels in your local environment. Pinning down a strict definition for lichens has always been difficult, To the novice, they may look like primitive, non-flowering plants, In reality, however, lichans are curious organisms that comprise a partnership between a fungus and either an alga ( the commonest foem of association ) or a cyanobacterium ( capable of photosynthesis ) , in a very few instances, the three organisms work in partnership. In all cases, the lichenised relationship is symbiotic to the benefit of both or all. Today, in the strict sense, lichens with fungal symbionts are referred to as 'lichenised fungi'. since the fungus element of the partnership is dominant and because the term 'lichen' is not scientific, superficially similar they may be, but they are not necessarily closely related. The following are among our most familiar lichenised fungi. Video; " Xanthoria parietina ",... Click Here,...>> www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/common-spe...
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