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Title: Extracellular polysaccharides from cyanobacterial soil crusts and their role in dryland surface processes
Author: Mager, Denise
Awarding Body: University Manchester Metropolitan
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Dryland ecosystems contain small amounts of Carbon (C), yet very little information is available about C dynamics in dryland soils. Cyanobacterial soil crusts are considered a major source of organic C in drylands through photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, cyanobacteria produce extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) increasing soil organic C (SOC) pool as carbohydrates.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493099  DOI: Not available
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