Fungus provides UV protection: lichens
The algal element of lichens is protected from UV radiation by a fungal skin.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Tents and other textiles that resist UV degradation, biological sunscreens, protective coatings for airplanes, building materials, etc.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Textiles, cosmetics, materials science