mycobiont


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mycobiont

(ˌmaɪkəʊˈbaɪɒnt)
n
(Botany) botany the fungal constituent of a lichen. Compare phycobiont
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Lichens are in fact an ecosystem comprising of a photobiont that can either be a green alga (Chlorophyta) or a cyanobacterium and a mycobiont that in most cases belongs to the Ascomycetes.
Earlier, Rhizoctonia was thought to be the only mycobiont of orchids, but later on, a number of fungi were identified which resemble Rhizoctonia in many aspects; they were therefore termed Rhizoctonia-like fungi.
In KPK climate is humid with high organic content in soil provides mycobiont the acidic conditions which support the growth of fungal fruit bodies and mycorrhizae.
Douglas-fir ectomycorrhizae in 40- and 400- year-old stands: mycobiont availability to late successional western hemlock.
In most cases, the mycobiont anchors the lichen firmly to the substrate and may absorb water and minerals from the environment.
A detailed analysis of cell-to-cell interactions between host and mycobiont identifies the cell walls, membranes, and cytoskeleton of both partners as the structures where crucial changes occur (Bonfante, 2001).
The present paper reports on a cyanobacterial epiphyte of the microlichen from Onyx cave, and comments on the production of cobblestone-shaped mycobiont cells growing in a series at the apex of the association.
As is well known, the lichen symbiosis consists essentially of a fungus, the mycobiont, and an alga, the photosymbiont.
Molecular Description: In the present investigation, genus Tomentella (Thelephoraceae) has also been reported as new mycobiont associated with roots of C.
Indeed, if the mycobiont adapts much more rapidly than the photobiont, potential adaptations in the photobiont could be overridden, or made unnecessary, by faster adaptation in the mycobiont.
Axenic culture of the mycobiont of Xanthoria parietina in different nutritive media: effect of carbon source in spore germination.