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The Biology of Arid Soils

Life in Extreme Environments

by Blaire Steven Editor · Anita J. Antoninka Contributor

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Soils have been called the most complex microbial ecosystems on Earth. A single gram of soil can harbor millions of microbial cells and thousands of species. However, certain soil environments, such as those experiencing dramatic change exposing new initial soils or that are limited in precipitation, limit the number of species able to survive in these systems. In this respect, these environments offer unparalleled opportunities to uncover the factors that control the development and maintenance of complex microbial ecosystems. This book collects chapters that discuss the abiotic factors that structure arid and initial soil communities as well as the diversity and structure of the biological communities in these soils from viruses to plants.

Publication Details

Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication Date:
2017
Series:
Life in Extreme Environments

Format

  • OverDrive Read 22.8 MB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 2.9 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 22.8 MB

Creators

Contributor :
Carlos Garcia
Contributor :
Gary M. King
Contributor :
Jose Luis Moreno
Contributor :
Burkhard Büdel
Contributor :
Kornelia Smalla
Editor :
Blaire Steven
Contributor :
Don A. Cowan
Contributor :
Anita J. Antoninka
Contributor :
Doreen Babin
Contributor :
Felipe Bastida
Contributor :
Matthew A. Bowker
Contributor :
Storme Z de Scally
Contributor :
David J. Eldridge
Contributor :
T. G. Allan Green
Contributor :
Michael Hemkemeyer
Contributor :
Teresa Hernandez
Contributor :
Cedric Ndinga Muniania
Contributor :
Andrea Porras-Alfaro
Contributor :
Geertje J. Pronk
Contributor :
Sasha Reed
Contributor :
Christoph C. Tebbe
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