Cold-active acetogenic bacteria from surficial sediments of perennially ice-covered Lake Fryxell, Antarctica.


Cold-active acetogenic bacteria in the permanently cold sediments of Lake Fryxell, Antarctica were investigated using culture-based methods. Two psychrophilic, acetogenic strains were isolated and found to be physiologically and phylogenetically related to Acetobacterium bakii and Acetobacterium tundrae. However, the Antarctic isolates showed a lower growth… (More)