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The Zoom webinar with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno aired April 16, 2020, as part of the Smithsonian Science Howseries. Watch a recording in the player above.
Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno explains the special symbiotic relationship inside each lichen and shows the different steps she takes to study lichens: finding them in nature, looking at them under a microscope, and analyzing their DNA.