Biocrust cover and successional stages influence soil bacterial composition and diversity in semiarid ecosystems.

@article{Miralles2019BiocrustCA,
  title={Biocrust cover and successional stages influence soil bacterial composition and diversity in semiarid ecosystems.},
  author={Isabel Miralles and Roberto L{\'a}zaro and Manuel S{\'a}nchez-Mara{\~n}{\'o}n and Miguel Soriano and Ra{\'u}l Ortega},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2019},
  volume={709},
  pages={
          134654
        }
}
Biocrusts are an important drylands landscape component, which enriches the upper millimeters of the soil with organic matter and initiates biogeochemical cycles. However, little is known about the influence of biocrusts on soil bacterial community structure and diversity. Different biocrust types representing a successional gradient were studied. This gradient, from the earliest to the latest successional stages, consisted of an incipient cyanobacterial biocrust < mature cyanobacterial… Expand
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