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Need clarity, kindly explain! A location with luxuriant growth of lichens on the trees indicates that the:

A location with luxuriant growth of lichens on the trees indicates that the:

  • Option 1)

    trees are very healthy

  • Option 2)

    trees are heavily infested

  • Option 3)

    location is highly polluted

  • Option 4)

    location is not polluted

 
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Lichens -

Symbiotic association between algae (phycobiont) and fungi (mycobiont).

- wherein

They are good pollution indicator.

 

 Lichens are composite organisms showing symbiotic association between algae and fungi. They are very sensitive to pollution and their luxuriant growth indicates pure and natural environment at the given location.


Option 1)

trees are very healthy

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Option 2)

trees are heavily infested

This solution is incorrect 

Option 3)

location is highly polluted

This solution is incorrect 

Option 4)

location is not polluted

This solution is incorrect 

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