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Which cyanobacterial genotypes are observed in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes?

Schmoker, C.; Taton, A.; Balthasart, P.; Grubisic, S.; Hodgson, D.A.; Wilmotte, A.. 2005 Which cyanobacterial genotypes are observed in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes? Terra Antarctica Reports, 11. 51-56.

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Abstract/Summary

Cyanobacteria are the dominant phototrophs in Antarctic biota where they form conspicuous microbial mats at the bottom of lakes and ponds. In the frame of the OSTC project LAQUAN (EV/12/1B), a polyphasic approach was used to study their geographic distribution and the diversity of such communities. Molecular techniques based on rRNA sequences were used to study the saline Lake Rauer2, located in the Rauer Islands, a region of the Eastern Antarctic coast. A clone library was constructed on the sample of Lake Rauer2 and the 57 sequences obtained were grouped into 5 phylotypes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Signals in Antarctica of Past Global Changes
ISBN: 88-88395-03-2
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 01 Feb 2008 14:02
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1996

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