Cold-Active, Heterotrophic Bacteria from the Highly Oligotrophic Waters of Lake Vanda, Antarctica

@inproceedings{Schaaf2015ColdActiveHB,
  title={Cold-Active, Heterotrophic Bacteria from the Highly Oligotrophic Waters of Lake Vanda, Antarctica},
  author={Nicole A. Vander Schaaf and Anna M. G. Cunningham and Brandon P. Cluff and CodyJo K. Kraemer and Chelsea L. Reeves and Carli J. Riester and Lauren K. Slater and Michael T. Madigan and W. Matthew Sattley},
  booktitle={Microorganisms},
  year={2015}
}
The permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica are distinctive ecosystems that consist strictly of microbial communities. In this study, water samples were collected from Lake Vanda, a stratified Dry Valley lake whose upper waters (from just below the ice cover to nearly 60 m) are highly oligotrophic, and used to establish enrichment cultures. Six strains of psychrotolerant, heterotrophic bacteria were isolated from lake water samples from a depth of 50 or 55 m… CONTINUE READING