What do the terms phycobiont and mycobiont signify? | NCERT solution | Class 12 Biology | Unit-2 Biological Classification

Q.8:- What do the terms phycobiont and mycobiont signify?

 

Answer

Lichens are good examples of symbiotic life of algae and fungi. Phycobiont is the name of the part composed of algae and Mycobiont is the name of the part composed of fungi. Fungi provide minerals and support to the alage, while algae provide nutrition to the fungi.