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Being or inhabiting a largely lightless environment found beneath or on the lower surface of rocks: hypolithic algae.
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(2013) found evidence of random phylogenetic structure in desert hypolithic communities when cyanobacteria and heterotrophic bacteria were analyzed separately, whereas species co-occurrence was nonrandom when bacterial groups were analyzed together.
Evidence of species recruitment and development of hot desert hypolithic communities.
Pointing, "Hypolithic microbial community of quartz pavement in the high-altitude tundra of central tibet," Microbial Ecology, vol.