Browsing by Author "Khan, Nuraan"

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  • Diverse hypolithic refuge communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

    Cowan, Don A.; Khan, Nuraan; Pointing, Stephen B.; Cary, S. Craig (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
    Hyper-arid deserts present extreme challenges to life. The environmental buffering provided by quartz and other translucent rocks allows hypolithic microbial communities to develop on sub-soil surfaces of such rocks. These ...
  • Hypolithic microbial communities of quartz rocks from Miers Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

    Khan, Nuraan; Tuffin, Marla I.; Stafford, William; Cary, S. Craig; Lacap, Donnabella C.; Pointing, Stephen B.; Cowan, Don A. (Springer, 2011)
    The McMurdo Dry Valleys region of eastern Antarctica is a cold desert that presents extreme challenges to life. Hypolithic microbial colonisation of the subsoil surfaces of translucent quartz rocks represent a significant ...