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Epifluorescent direct counts of bacteria and viruses from topsoil of various desert dust storm regions

Research in Microbiology

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DOI: 10.1016/j.resmic.2012.08.009

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Abstract

Topsoil from arid regions is the main source of dust clouds that move through the earth's atmosphere, and microbial communities within these soils can survive long-range dispersion. Microbial abundance and chemical composition were analyzed in topsoil from various desert regions. Statistical analyses showed that microbial direct counts were strongly positively correlated with calcium concentrations and negatively correlated with silicon concentrations. While variance between deserts was expected, it was interesting to note differences between sample sites within a given desert region, illustrating the 'patchy' nature of microbial communities in desert environments.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Epifluorescent direct counts of bacteria and viruses from topsoil of various desert dust storm regions
Series title:
Research in Microbiology
DOI:
10.1016/j.resmic.2012.08.009
Volume
164
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
17
Last page:
21