This episode: Cyanobacteria in biocrusts produce pigments that heat their surroundings up to 10 degrees hotter!
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Couradeau E, Karaoz U, Lim HC, Nunes da Rocha U, Northen T, Brodie E, Garcia-Pichel F. 2016. Bacteria increase arid-land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens. Nat Commun 7:10373.
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