Browsing by Author "Makhalanyane, Thulani P."

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  • Abiotic factors influence microbial diversity in permanently cold soil horizons of a maritime-associated Antarctic Dry Valley

    Stomeo, Francesca; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Valverde, Angel; Pointing, Stephen B.; Stevens, Mark I.; Cary, S. Craig; Tuffin, Marla I.; Cowan, Don A. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2012)
    The McMurdo Dry Valleys collectively comprise the most extensive ice-free region in Antarctica and are considered one of the coldest arid environments on Earth. In low-altitude maritime-associated valleys, mineral soil ...
  • Environmental drivers of viral community composition in Antarctic soils identified by viromics

    Adriaenssens, Evelien M.; Kramer, Rolf; Van Goethem, Marc W.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Hogg, Ian D.; Cowan, Don A. (BioMed Central, 2017)
    Background The Antarctic continent is considered the coldest and driest place on earth with simple ecosystems, devoid of higher plants. Soils in the ice-free regions of Antarctica are known to harbor a wide range of ...
  • Hypolithic communities: important nitrogen sources in Antarctic desert soils

    Cowan, Don A.; Sohm, Jill A.; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Capone, Douglas G.; Green, T.G. Allan; Tuffin, Marla I. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
    Hypolithic microbial communities (i.e. cryptic microbial assemblages found on the undersides of translucent rocks) are major contributors of carbon input into the oligotrophic hyper-arid desert mineral soils of the Eastern ...
  • Islands in the sand: are all hypolithic microbial communities the same?

    Lebre, Pedro H.; Bottos, Eric; Makhalanyane, Thulani P.; Hogg, Ian D.; Cowan, Don A. (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2021)
    Hypolithic microbial communities (hypolithons) are complex assemblages of phototrophic and heterotrophic organisms associated with the ventral surfaces of translucent minerals embedded in soil surfaces. Past studies on the ...