Q. 34.0( 2 Votes )

Lichen is usually cited as an example of ‘symbiosis’ in plants where an algal and a fungal species live together for their mutual benefit. Which of the following will happen if algal and fungal partners are separated from each other?

a. Both will survive and grow normally and independent from each other.

b. Both will die

c. Algal component will survive while the fungal component will die.

d. Fungal component will survive while algal partner will die. Based on your answer how do you justify this association as symbiosis.

Answer :

b) Both will die

In the symbiotic relationship between algae & fungi, both are dependent on each other for their basic needs essential for survival.

Algal part synthesise food for fungi & fungi takes up water & minerals for algae.

If separated, both will die.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
NCERT Exemplar Special | Plant Kingdom Part 224 mins
Interactive Quiz on Algae32 mins
An elaborative class on bryophytes and pteridophytes54 mins
Lecture on Algae46 mins
Features, similarities and dissimilarities between bryophytes and pteridophytes51 mins
NCERT Exemplar Special | Plant Kingdom Part 118 mins
NCERT Book Underline | Plant Kingdom 244 mins
Rapid Quiz on Full Plant KingdomFREE Class
How to correlate the features of multicellular algae and protists57 mins
NCERT Book Underline | Plant Kingdom 151 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses