Dependence on epiphytic bacteria for freezing protection in an Antarctic moss, Bryum argenteum.

Abstract

Mosses are the dominant flora of Antarctica, but their mechanisms of survival in the face of extreme low temperatures are poorly understood. A variety of Bryum argenteum from 77° S was previously shown to have strong ice-pitting activity, a sign of the presence of ice-binding proteins (IBPs) that mitigate freezing damage. Here, using samples that had been… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12337

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@article{Raymond2016DependenceOE, title={Dependence on epiphytic bacteria for freezing protection in an Antarctic moss, Bryum argenteum.}, author={James A Raymond}, journal={Environmental microbiology reports}, year={2016}, volume={8 1}, pages={14-9} }