Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology

  title={Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology},
  author={Don A. Cowan},
  booktitle={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  • D. Cowan
  • Published in Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Environmental Science
Ice-free soils might represent a very small proportion of the total land area of the Antarctic continent, but they harbour substantial and diverse microbial populations. Only since the advent of modern molecular phylogenetic methods has the true complexity of Antarctic soil microbiology been apparent. With this discovery has come a series of ‘revelations’: Antarctic soil communities are highly structured and physiologically complex, they are important functional components of the different soil… 
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