Jae-Shin Kang

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 Diatom composition and biomass were investigated in the nearshore water (<30 m in depth) of Maxwell Bay, Antarctica during the 1992/1993 austral summer. Epiphytic or epilithic diatoms such as Fragilaria striatula, Achnanthes brevipes var. angustata and Licmophora spp. dominated the water column microalgal populations. Within the bay, diatom biomass in(More)
An aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, ice-active substance-producing, rod-shaped psychrophile, designated strain ArB 0140T, was isolated from seawater collected from near a glacier in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. Phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain ArB 0140T showed a distinct phyletic line within the genus(More)
Antarctic sea ice diatoms produce ice-binding proteins (IBPs) that are strong inhibitors of the recrystallization of ice. Their function may be to reduce cell damage in the frozen state. We show here that an IBP from the diatom Navicula glaciei Vanheurck also has the ability to reduce freeze-thaw damage to red blood cells and that the effect may be due to(More)
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