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(Botany) botany the algal constituent of a lichen. Compare mycobiont
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(ˌfaɪ koʊˈbaɪ ɒnt)

the algae component of a lichen.
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Lichens are a symbiotic association of algae (phycobiont) and fungi (mycobiont), and are long lived, growing on rock, wood, or soil substrates.
Coordinated ultrastructural and phylogenomic analyses shed light on the hidden phycobiont diversity of Trebouxia microalgae in Ramalina fraxinea.
Stomatochroon taxa are restricted to leaves of angiosperms differing from other genera in the family which grow on various other plant organs, in free-living states, and even observed as phycobiont partners in lichens (Lopez-Bautista et al., 2002).
Lichens, symbiotic associations of an alga (the phycobiont) and a fungus (the mycobiont), can generate a wide range of phenolic substances, mostly depsides and depsidones.
Lichens: Composite organisms consisting of a fungus (the mycobiont) and a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont), usually an alga or cyanobacteria, growing together in a symbiotic relationship.