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“We call them hypolithic communities,” he says, “which is just a fancy word for saying things that live under rocks.
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But the rocks around Lake Untersee are relatively nonporous — and so the area seems to favor the hypolithic life strategy as we have found cyanobacteria living primarily under clear translucent rocks such as quartz.
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She had me at "hypolithic cyanobacteria detector." Those three words, from young Davidson Fellow Rebecca Jolitz, launched one of many conversations I had at the Girl Geek Dinner. Jolitz explained that her software simulation of how a photosynthetic ...

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