Q. 64.1( 56 Votes )

What do the terms phycobiont and mycobiont signify?

Answer :

  • Some organisms such as lichens have symbiotic relations or associations.
  • Symbiosis means that they form a type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms.
  • In case of lichens, the two biological organisms in association are: algae and fungi.
  • The algal part is known as phycobiont. (autotrophic)
  • The fungal part is knwon as mycobiont. (heterotrophic)

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