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Chapter 3 Cold-Adapted Yeasts in Arctic Habitats

  title={Chapter 3 Cold-Adapted Yeasts in Arctic Habitats},
  author={Polona Zalar and Nina Gunde-Cimerman},
The Arctic area is a polar region at the northernmost part of the Earth, north of the Arctic Circle (66 330N). It is a region of an ice-covered Arctic ocean, surrounded by treeless permafrost. The climate within the Circle is extremely cold, and much of the area is permanently covered with ice. Unlike in the temperate zones, where filamentous fungi prevail, extremophilic yeasts are particularly well adapted to these conditions and thus thrive in different polar environments. The range of Arctic… 

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