Impact of climate change on the biocrust microbiome
Biocrusts, which comprise topsoil microbial communities living in close association with soil particles, are involved in numerous key ecosystem processes that are essential to desert ecosystems and play a role in the global carbon cycle. Research suggests that climate change can influence precipitation patterns, which may dramatically affect these communities, and soil properties and carbon budgets in global drylands. Hence, there is an urgent need to apply techniques that can identify the active organisms driving soil processes. The EU-funded MICROBIOCLIM project will address this challenge by implementing biorthogonal non-canonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT) coupled to omics techniques to probe active cells in situ in biocrust while tracking the evolution of the soil carbon budget under climate change scenarios.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
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