Endolithic microbial communities in Death Valley

Affiliation(s)PI/CoPIFunded by
DEES Sun, Henry

NASA EPSCoR office.

Project Description

Two new communities, one in sandstone and one in granite, are being described in the Mojave Desert-Death Valley region. Meterological stations monitor water activity, light, and temperature year round. The organisms are being characterized by culturing and culture-independent approaches.

Colonized granite at Mojave Desert
Colonized granite at Mojave Desert
SEM micrograph of endolithic cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis.

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