When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived: Mass extinction hurt land plants, but DNA shows that some fungus/plant combo organisms rose up

When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived: Mass extinction hurt land plants, but DNA shows that some fungus/plant combo organisms rose up

When the asteroid hit, dinosaurs weren't the only ones that suffered. Clouds of ash blocked the sun and cooled the planet's temperature, devastating plant life. But fungi, which decompose dead stuff, did well. So what happened to the lichens, which are made of a plant and fungus living together as one organism?

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