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Náthali MARIA Machado-De-Lima

Náthali MARIA Machado-De-Lima
UNSW Sydney | UNSW · School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES)

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Introduction
Nathali Machado de Lima currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, investigating cyanobacteria for applications aiming conservation and restoration of threatened environments. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, master’s in Microbiology and a degree in Biological Sciences from Sao Paulo State University. Her expertise is in taxonomy, ecology, and phylogeny of cyanobacteria from biological soil crusts, through culture-dependent and independent techniques.

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Publications (10)
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Soil cryptogamic biocrusts provide many ecological functions in arid zone ecosystems, though their natural reestablishment in disturbed areas is slow. Accelerating reestablishment of biocrusts may facilitate the establishment of vascular plant communities within the timeframes of restoration targets (typically 5–15 years). One technique is to inocu...
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Biocrust cyanobacteria are ubiquitous organisms in dryland environments that can enhance soil stability and improve nutrient conditions in reconstructed or disturbed soils. Despite the demonstrated benefits of cyanobacterial inoculation for promoting soil fertility, there is limited knowledge about the impacts of introducing cultured cyanobacteria...
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Biological soil crusts or biocrusts have critical ecological roles in dryland ecosystems including soil stabilization, erosion control and nutrient cycling. Global environmental changes are expected to impact terrestrial ecosystems, including biocrust communities. Thus, a growing number of studies have focused on investigating the diversity of bioc...
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In the uppermost millimeters of soils is commonly found a thin layer of cryptobiotic organisms, including cyanobacteria, microalgae, lichens, mosses, fungi, bacteria and archaea. These communities are called Biological Soil Crusts (BSCs) or biocrusts and perform important ecological functions, mainly attributed to their capacity of providing soil s...
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The last decade was marked by efforts to define and identify the main cyanobacterial players in biological crusts around the world. However, not much is known about biocrusts in Brazil’s tropical savanna (cerrado), despite the existence of environments favorable to their development and ecological relevance. We examined the community composition of...
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A new Phormidium‐like genus was found during an investigation of Oscillatoriales diversity in Brazil. Eight aerophytic populations from south and southeastern regions were isolated in monospecific cultures and submitted to polyphasic evaluation. The populations presented homogeneous morphology with straight trichomes, not attenuated, and apical cel...
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This is a phylogenetic tree containing 980 cyanobacterial sequences, downloaded from NCBI and used for placement of sequence variants (sOTUs) from 16s rRNA gene amplicon studies. The reference alignment was generated using SSUALIGN1 with default parameters and then masked using SSUMASK with the automatically computed alignment confidence values (po...
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Cyanobacteria typically colonize the surface of arid soils, building biological soil crust (biocrusts) that provide a variety of ecosystem benefits, ranging from fertilization to stabilization against erosion. We investigated how future scenarios in precipitation anticipated for the Northern Chihuahuan Desert affected abundance and composition of b...
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The genus Wilmottia was described based on polyphasic studies of Phormidium murrayi populations that revealed them not closely related to other Phormidium species, despite their morphological similarity. The genus contained one species, W. murrayi, found exclusively in cold and temperate areas of the world. Other species morphologically similar to...

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