Bacterial diversity in the snow over Tibetan Plateau Glaciers

  title={Bacterial diversity in the snow over Tibetan Plateau Glaciers},
  author={Yongqin Liu and Tandong Yao and Nianzhi Jiao and Shichang Kang and Baiqin Xu and Yonghui Zeng and Sijun Huang and Xiaobo Liu},
Bacterial diversity and cell abundance in the snow of the four glaciers (Guoqu, Zadang, East Rongbuk and Palong No. 4) located in different climatic zones of the Tibetan Plateau were investigated through culture-independent molecular analysis of 16S rRNA gene clone library and flow cytometry approaches. Cell abundance ranged from 0.68 × 103 to 720 × 103 cells mL−1, with higher values in the northern glaciers than in the southern ones. Bacterial diversity was unexpectedly high in the snow… CONTINUE READING