ESD and Living Ground-Cover Crusts
Source: LBNL TABL and Dan HawkesEoin Brodie are part of a cross-LBNL-divisional research team performing molecular-level analysis of desert biological soil crusts—living ground cover formed by microbial communities. Their study revealed how long-dormant cyanobacteria become activated by rainfall, then resume dormancy when the precipitation stops.
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Citation: Rajeev, L., U. Nunes da Rocha, N. Klitgord, E. Luning, J. Fortney, S. Axen, P. Shih, N. Bouskill, B. Bowen, C. Kerfeld, F. Garcia-Pichel, E. Brodie, and A. Mukhopadhyay (2013), Dynamic cyanobacterial response to hydration and dehydration in a desert biological soil crust. ISME, DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.83.