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Wanosato is a traditional inn of unusual charm, and offers simple accommodation in either the main house, or in two beautiful gassho-zukuri bungalows, which have thatched roofs covered in lichen.
Still others became a matte-white color, similar to lichen.
In terms of plants, researchers found both endangered ferns and seventy-four types of lichen.
Aside from causing pain, oral lichen planus can lead to cancer.
But lichens or microorganisms seemed, if anything, more likely than not.
So again, picture dried Elmer's glue, or the light blue lichen that grows on tree trunks.
The knob was a small rocky knoll, covered with mosses, shrubs, and lichen.
Kazuharu Arakawa, a molecular biologist at Japan’s Keio University, is in the habit of scooping up samples of moss to look for tardigrades—the chubby, strangely adorable microscopic creatures that dwell in moss, lichen and soil.
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: a type of small plant that grows on rocks and walls
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