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- Ismail, Arshad, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Ecological research 2018 v.33 no.3 pp. 629-640
- Acaryochloris; Bacillariophyceae; Chlorophyceae; DNA; DNA barcoding; Eustigmatophyceae; Trebouxiophyceae; algae; biological soil crusts; community structure; genes; geography; heavy metals; internal transcribed spacers; microbial ecology; microclimate; microorganisms; rain; ribosomal RNA; serpentine; serpentine soils; soil properties; taxonomy; South Africa
- ... Climate and geography can influence biological soil crust (BSC) community composition, but local heterogeneity in variables such as soil characteristics or microclimate gradients can also impact cryptogamic diversity. Heavy metals and nutrient imbalances in serpentine soils are known to influence the distributions of higher plants, but cryptogamic species appear to be more tolerant of substrate. T ...