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Diversity of bacterial communities in the lakes of Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica

  • Nazia, Mojib
  • Jonathan, Huang
  • Richard B, Hoover
  • Elena V, Pikuta
  • Michael, Storrie-Lombardi
  • Birgit, Sattler
  • Dale Andersen
  • Asim K, Bej
Publication Date
Aug 19, 2009
SETI Institute


Extreme conditions such as low temperature, aridness, low availability of organic matter, high salinity and UV-radiation in terrestrial Antarctica are key factors limiting the habitation of biotic communities and ecosystem dynamics. In recent studies, it has been discovered that the bacterial communities are highly diverse and distributed widely in the extreme ecosystem of Antarctica. Besides available morphometric data, geology, and thermal profile, limited study on the microbial identification, phylogenetic analysis, ...

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