12 Lec 12 Cyanobacteria and Algae Part 2

12 Lec 12 Cyanobacteria and Algae Part 2 - Cyanobacteria...

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I. Classification II. Morphology and reproduction III. Physiology IV. Ecology and distribution VI. Biological soil crusts 1. Structure and formation 2. Species composition 3. Ecological functions 4. Disturbances Cyanobacteria and Algae Cyanobacteria and Algae (Part 2) (Part 2) Biological crusts Biological crusts Reading : Textbook from Sylvia et al., 2004. Chapter 7, page 162-180
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Biological Crusts In arid and semi-arid regions where vegetation is sparse
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What is the right name? Biological crusts = Cryptogamic = Microbiotic = Cryptobiotic = Microphytic Physical or chemical crusts: inorganic features Formed by living organisms and their byproducts
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Cyanobacteria Green Algae Mosses and lichens Fungi Bacteria Composition varies with crust development and microclimate From USGS
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m J. Deacon, The University of Edinburgh
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1. The lichen Peltula
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