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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.
Hypolithic and soil microbial community assembly along an aridity gradient in the Namib Desert.