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What are lichens, and how do they break down rocks?

Lichens are a unique life form consisting of a fungus and algae intertwined. See these pages for details:
-- click on growth for details of growth on rock etc.

J. Elliott

Lichens are a combination of a fungus and an algae together. The following should be helpful. Lichens upon rocks might retain moisture that contributes to weathering of the rocks.

Anthony Braach Ph.D.

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