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1) lichen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lichens commonly grow on rocks, trees, fence posts, and similar objects. There are about 25,000 species, most comprised of a sac fungus (Ascomycete) and a green alga...

2) thallophyte. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Thallophyta (or Thallobionta), a taxonomic group in some archaic classification systems that comprised algae, fungi, and lichens. The thallophytes were considered...

3) Fries, Elias Magnus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fries originated the modern classification of fungi and lichens. His works include Systema mycologicum (3 vol., 1821-32) and Icones selectae Hymenomycetum (2 vol.,...

4) litmus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Naturally pink in color, it turns blue in alkali solutions and red in acids. Commonly, paper is treated with the coloring matter to form so-called litmus paper. Litmus...

5) caribou, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...North America for the genus (Rangifer) of deer from which the Old World reindeer was originally domesticated. Caribou are found in arctic and subarctic regions. They...

6) deer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They are at first covered by "velvet," a soft, hairy skin permeated by blood vessels. The stem of the antler is called the beam, and the branches are the tines. Antlers...

7) moth. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The moths comprise the great majority of the 100,000 species of the order, and about 70 of its 80 families. The adult moth, like the butterfly, has sucking mouthparts,...

8) tundra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...North America and N Eurasia, lying principally along the Arctic Circle, on the coasts and islands of the Arctic Ocean, and to the north of the coniferous forest belt....

9) Rotifera. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Each rotifer has a head bearing a crown of cilia, the corona, at the anterior end; most rotifers feed with the aid of currents generated by the coronal cilia. A posterior...

10) moose, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Eurasia and North America. The Eurasian species, A. alces, is known in Europe as the elk, a name which in North America is applied to another large deer, the wapiti....

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