Which of the following statement is correct?
a. Fungi prepare food for algae.
b. Fungi provide shelter and absorb mineral nutrients and water for its partner.
c. The algal component is known as mycobiont and fungal component as phycobiont,
d. Lichens are symbiotic associations between algae and fungi which are heterotrophic and autotrophic, respectively.
Page no.27; Viruses, viroids, prions and lichens; Fourth paragraph.