desert soil


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desert soil

n
(Physical Geography) a type of soil developed in arid climates, characterized by a lack of leaching and small humus content
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Noun1.desert soil - a type of soil that develops in arid climatesdesert soil - a type of soil that develops in arid climates
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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When they found what they were looking for in a particular sample of desert soil, they captured and cloned the relevant genes, rearranged and inserted them into a host organism, and expanded the resulting sample through fermentation.
If desert soil could becomes more prone to erosion, it would not be fertile enough to support plants and feed animals.
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The problem with the UAE's desert soil is that it is largely devoid of carbon sources and these helpful microorganisms.
Su YZ, Yang R, Liu WJ, Wang XF (2010) Evolution of soil structure and fertility after conversion of native sandy desert soil to irrigated cropland in arid region, China.
Confining Leaphorn to the bench certainly doesn't shut him up, and he serves as a sounding board and mentor for Chee and Chee's wife, policewoman Bernadette Manuelito, as they struggle through a pair of perplexing cases, one involving the murder of a film company employee on the set of a B-grade zombie flick, and another featuring a very suspicious character furtively moving boxes of desert soil around the Southwest in the back of a rented Chevy Malibu.
Desert soil is an excellent ecosystem and colonized by various groups of microorganisms with extremities of environmental conditions.
After the visiting dignitaries offered a few words, the bemused-looking players donned hard hats and tossed spadefuls of sandy desert soil as the cameras clicked.
The lower branches from the main trunk are leaning downwards as if kissing the desert soil and expressing love and regards for the continuing sustenance.
Despite its location in a semi-arid region, Palmyra became a thriving and prosperous city about 2000 years ago by cultivating the desert soil and using rain water, something human beings of today could learn from and do even better, with all the available modern aids and methods, to feed many and bring about sustainable development.
Restoration of giant cardon cacti in barren desert soil amended with common compost and inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense.