Artificial Reestablishment of the Lichen Cladonia cristatella

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Science  14 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3707, pp. 199-201
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3707.199


Slow drying stimulated the artificial development of fruiting structures by Cladonia cristatella Tuck. Fructification of the fungal partner occurred in the absence of its algal symbiont. Only newly isolated mycobionts produced the reproductive structures. Soredia and squamules were formed in response to the joint effect of slow drying and nutrient-poor conditions.