• 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 ...
    • Niche Filtering of Bacteria in Soil and Rock Habitats of the Colorado Plateau Desert, Utah, USA

      Lee, KC; Archer, SDJ; Boyle, RH; Lacap-Bugler, DC; Belnap, J; Pointing, SB (Frontiers Media S.A., 2016)
      A common feature of microbial colonization in deserts is biological soil crusts (BSCs), and these comprise a complex community dominated by Cyanobacteria. Rock substrates, particularly sandstone, are also colonized by ...
    • Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Soil and Hypolithic Microbial Communities in Miers Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

      Wei, ST; Lacap-Bugler, DC; Lau, MC; Caruso, T; Rao, S; de Los Rios, A; Archer, SK; Chiu, JM; Higgins, C; Van Nostrand, JD; Zhou, J; Hopkins, DW; Pointing, SB (Frontiers Media S.A., 2016)
      The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica are an extreme polar desert. Mineral soils support subsurface microbial communities and translucent rocks support development of hypolithic communities on ventral surfaces in soil ...