Lichen Systematics

Research Team

Manuela Dal Forno, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

As models for symbiosis, lichens contain many completely unrelated associates with separate evolutionary histories. Lichen systematics can therefore produce phylogenies that reconstruct the history of the fungal partner, the photosynthetic partner, or from other microorganisms.

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