• Global Diversity of Desert Hypolithic Cyanobacteria

      Lacap-Bugler, DC; Lee, KK; Archer, S; Gillman, LN; Lau, MCY; Leuzinger, S; Lee, CK; Maki, T; McKay, CP; Perrott, JK; de los Rios-Murillo, A; Warren-Rhodes, KA; Hopkins, DW; Pointing, SB (Frontiers Media S.A., 2017)
      Global patterns in diversity were estimated for cyanobacteria-dominated hypolithic communities that colonize ventral surfaces of quartz stones and are common in desert environments. A total of 64 hypolithic communities ...
    • Subsurface Microbial Habitats in an Extreme Desert Mars-analog Environment

      Warren-Rhodes, KA; Lee, KC; Archer, SDJ; Cabrol, N; Ng-Boyle, L; Wettergreen, D; Zacny, K; Pointing, SB; NASA Life in the Atacama Project Team (Frontiers Media, 2019)
      Sediments in the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert are a terrestrial analog to Mars regolith. Understanding the distribution and drivers of microbial life in the sediment may give critical clues on how to search for ...