Atlantic: 150 years biology upended?
|July 25, 2016||Posted by News under Evolution, News, Plants|
Someone found out that lichens involve more than one fungus with the algae?:
“The findings overthrow the two-organism paradigm,” says Sarah Watkinson from the University of Oxford. “Textbook definitions of lichens may have to be revised.”
“It makes lichens all the more remarkable,” adds Nick Talbot from the University of Exeter. “We now see that they require two different kinds of fungi and an algal species. If the right combination meet together on a rock or twig, then a lichen will form, and this will result in the large and complex plant-like organisms that we see on trees and rocks very commonly. The mechanism by which this symbiotic association occurs is completely unknown and remains a real mystery.” More.
If that’s these people’s idea of a revolution, one wonders what they’d think if Darwinism were overthrown.
See also: Life continues to ignore what evolution experts say
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