lichenology


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li·chen·ol·o·gy

 (lī′kə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that deals with the study of lichens.

li′chen·ol′o·gist n.
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lichenology

(ˌlaɪkəˈnɒlədʒɪ; ˌlɪ-)
n
(Biology) the study of the structure, physiology, and ecology of lichens
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lichenology

the study of lichens. — lichenologist, n.lichenologic, lichenological, adj.
See also: Botany
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Bai Fengyan of the Systematic Mycology and Lichenology Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences for technical assistance.
(2015) give a very good overview of the history of the lichenology in Algeria since 1799 until 2013, nevertheless the knowledge of the Algerian lichen flora remain quite fragmented and incomplete.
The material was collected following the usual methodology described in Lichenology [15, 16].
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