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- Hauck, Markus; Jürgens, Sascha-René; Brinkmann, Martin; Herminghaus, Stephan
- Annals of botany 2008 v.101 no.4 pp. 531-539
- Lecanora; acetone; adaptation; contact angle; droplet size; habitats; heavy metals; hydrophobicity; lichens; photosynthesis; secondary metabolites; symbiosis; thallus; toxic substances; wettability
- ... BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The superhydrophobicity of the thallus surface in one of the most SO₂-tolerant lichen species, Lecanora conizaeoides, suggests that surface hydrophobicity could be a general feature of lichen symbioses controlling their tolerance to SO₂. The study described here tests this hypothesis. METHODS: Water droplets of the size of a raindrop were placed on the surface of air-dry thall ...