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Biocrusts are microbial communities that inhabit arid soil surfaces, providing essential services to dryland ecosystems. A paradoxical filamentous cyanobacterium, Microcoleus vaginatus, resides within the biocrust. While is often pioneers the colonization of bare, nutrient-poor desert soils worldwide, it cannot fix dinitrogen. In nature, M.

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    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2021
    • Field of study: Microbiology

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