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Terrestrial food webs of Antarctica are simple and dominated by microorganisms. Soil bacteria play an important role in nutrient cycling, yet little is known about their capacity to utilize different carbon sources and to participate in site nutrient turnover. Biolog EcoPlate™ was applied to study the catabolic activity and physiological diversity of(More)
Uranium mining and milling activities adversely affect the microbial populations of impacted sites. The negative effects of uranium on soil bacteria and fungi are well studied, but little is known about the effects of radionuclides and heavy metals on archaea. The composition and diversity of archaeal communities inhabiting the waste pile of the Sliven(More)
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