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Flexible Partnership Lets Lichens Live In Different Habitats
2013-04-23 15:40:42

Lichens are symbiotic organisms consisting of a fungal partner and one or several algal partners. The association is so close that scientists until 1867 were not aware that lichens actually consist of two different partners.

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2011-04-29 06:31:57

A Philadelphia botanist who has studied rare plants for 50 years, but has never attained the honor of having a plant named for him is finally getting his due, but with a barely visible organism so rare it may never be seen again.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.