Biodiversity of soil cyanobacteria in the hyper‐arid Atacama Desert, Chile

@article{Patzelt2014BiodiversityOS,
  title={Biodiversity of soil cyanobacteria in the hyper‐arid Atacama Desert, Chile},
  author={Dominik J. Patzelt and Ladislav Hoda{\vc} and Thomas Friedl and Nicole Pietrasiak and Jeffrey R. Johansen},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50}
}
The cyanobacterial diversity of soils of the Atacama Desert (Chile) was investigated using 16S rRNA gene cloning/sequencing directly from soil samples and 16S rRNA gene sequencing from unialgal cultures. Within the hyper‐arid Atacama Desert, one of the driest parts of the world, 10 sites with differing altitude and distance to the shore were sampled along a total air‐line distance (from south to north) of ~1,100 km. Filamentous cyanobacteria belonging to Nostocophycideae and… 
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