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Microbial ecology of hot and cold desert edaphic communities
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
This thesis presents significant advances into the microbial ecology of hypolithic communities in two hyperarid deserts. Deserts account for one fifth of the Earths total surface area. These zones differ substantially in ...
The diversity of key anabolic genes in antarctic hypolithons
Antarctica is known for its pristine environments. A variety of unsuitable environmental conditions were once thought to render the continent unsuitable for sustaining life. However, metagenomic data have revealed a wealth ...