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|Algae surrounded by see through fungal hyphea (the filaments are fungal hyphea)|
|Cross section of lichen apothecia (basically a lichen flower) showing|
spores inside of asci
|Close up of ascus with spores in it|
|Fungal hyphea their natural color in the middle of the lichen|
|This is a colony of bacteria that was living in the lichen. Scientists do not know for sure what these particular non-photosynthetic bacteria do in lichens. Are they harmful, helpful or indifferent for the lichen? Nearly all lichens have them.|