Mutualism in the Tundra?


A mutualistic relationship is a long-term, possibly even lifelong relationship between two organisms from different species in which both parties benefit.

In the tundra biome, the best known example of mutualism is lichen. Lichen plants are composed of a fungus and alga. The alga lives within the hyphae of the fungus and photosynthesize, providing the plant with sugars and oxygen. The fungus provides protection to the alga and collects water and salts for the alga cells. This relationship exemplifies the concept of mutualism, as neither organism can survive in the harsh environment of the tundra, but together they can thrive.
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