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Title: Extracellular polysaccharides from cyanobacterial soil crusts and their role in dryland surface processes
Author: Mager, Denise
ISNI:       0000 0001 3616 3395
Awarding Body: University Manchester Metropolitan
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2008
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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