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Fig. 2 | Microbiome

Fig. 2

From: Spatial segregation of the biological soil crust microbiome around its foundational cyanobacterium, Microcoleus vaginatus, and the formation of a nitrogen-fixing cyanosphere

Fig. 2

Cyanobacterial community structure and bundle identification. Relative abundance of cyanobacteria based on high-throughput sequence of 16S rRNA genes and bioinformatics analysis in M. vaginatus bundles and bulk biocrust soil from each location. Three OTUs belonging to M. vaginatus constituted the most abundant cyanobacterium in the community and the overwhelming majority of the cyanobacteria in the excised bundles. FB, Fort Bliss—hot desert; HSN, Hill Sandy soil—cold desert

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