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The presence of sianobacteria and algae in biological soil crusts on South African goldmine tailings

T. Orlekowsky, A. Levanets, S. J. van Wyk, A. Venter

Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie; Vol 31, No 1 (2012), 1 bladsy. doi: 10.4102/satnt.v31i1.349

Submitted: 15 May 2012
Published:  07 June 2012


The aim was to investigate the presence of cyanobacteria as well as algae on minetailings storage facilities that have undergone rehabilitation for different periodes of time aswell as to correlate the presence of these species with the physical and chemical characteristicsof the mine tailings.

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T. Orlekowsky, North-West University, South Africa
A. Levanets, North-West University, South Africa
S. J. van Wyk, North-West University, South Africa
A. Venter, North-West University, South Africa


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