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Preliminary investigation of the thermal biosystem of Mount Rittmann fumaroles (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica)

Bargagli, R.; Broady, P.A.; Walton, D.W.H.. 1996 Preliminary investigation of the thermal biosystem of Mount Rittmann fumaroles (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Antarctic Science, 8 (2). 121-126. 10.1017/S0954102096000181

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Abstract/Summary

The biota and environment of fumarolic ground recently discovered near Mount Rittmann are described. Three patches (about 1 m2 each) of the moss Pohlia nutans were found in a minor caldera rim. Cyanophytes, chlorophytes, protozoa and bacteria were isolated from the moss and warm ground (30–50°C). The results are compared with those of previous studies on Antarctic volcanoes. The origin of the geothermal flora is discussed in terms of long-distance transport of propagules to the continent

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0954102096000181
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 0954-1020
Additional Keywords: colonization, continental Antarctica, geothermal ground, physic-chemical properties
Date made live: 25 Oct 2016 12:40 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/514916

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