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Microbial diversity of the Namib Desert salt pans
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
Salt pans are a characteristic feature of many dry deserts. The microbial communities inhabiting salt pans are thought to be particularly complex and are generally dominated by halophilic microorganisms. Although saline ...
Eukaryotic diversity of miers valley hypoliths
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
The extreme conditions of Antarctic desert soils render this environment selective towards a diverse range of psychrotrophic microbial communities. Cracks and fissures in translucent quartz rocks permit an adequate amount ...
Actinobacterial and archaeal diversity in lake Magadi, Kenya
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)
Microorganisms of the class Actinobacteria and domain Archaea are interesting from a biotechnological perspective owing to their metabolic attributes as producers of secondary metabolites and resilience under harsh ...
Characterisation of microbial communities associated with hypolithic environments in Antarctic Dry Valley soils
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)
The Eastern Antarctic Dry Valley region is a polar desert, where conditions of extreme aridity, high temperature fluctuations and high irradiation levels make it one of the most extreme environments on earth. Despite the ...
Analysis of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria associated with the roots of Proteaceae plant species in soils of Fynbos ecosystem
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
Molecular methods were used to investigate the microbial diversity and community structure of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) associated with the roots of the Proteaceae plant family. The identification of ammonia ...