Lichen Adaptations?

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Lichens are the product of alga and fungus. The lichen body is a tangle of fungal filaments, called hyphae. The fungus collects the water and also provides structure and protection for the alga. The alga in turn possesses chloroplasts and provides carbohydrates for both the alga and the fungus. Linches are able to withstand extreme temperatures and moisture because of their special adaptations. When the moisture is available, the fungus takes it up, setting off a chain of adaptations.
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