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Introducing the Atacama Desert

Bull, Alan T., Andrews, Barbara A., Dorador, Cristina, Goodfellow, Michael (2018) Introducing the Atacama Desert. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, . ISSN 0003-6072. (doi:10.1007/s10482-018-1100-2) (KAR id:67384)

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Abstract

This brief introduction is intended to orientate the reader with respect to the principal environmental and historical features of the Atacama Desert, the oldest and continuously driest non-polar temperate desert on Earth. Exploration of its microbiology is relatively recent but both fundamental and applied research activities have grown dramatically in recent years reflecting the substantial interest in its microbial diversity, ecology, biogeochemistry, natural product potential and Mars-analogue properties of this unique and invigorating environment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10482-018-1100-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Extremobiosphere Atacameños Aymara Microbiology Conservation
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Depositing User: Susan Davies
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 14:38 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 12:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67384 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bull, Alan T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6223-7722
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