Diversity of microbial communities colonizing the walls of a Karstic cave in Slovenia.

  title={Diversity of microbial communities colonizing the walls of a Karstic cave in Slovenia.},
  author={L. Pa{\vs}i{\'c} and Barbara Kov{\vc}e and B. {\vS}ket and B. Herzog-Velikonja},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  volume={71 1},
  • L. Pašić, Barbara Kovče, +1 author B. Herzog-Velikonja
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • FEMS microbiology ecology
  • Karstic cave systems in Slovenia receive substantial amounts of organic input from adjacent forest and freshwater systems. These caves host microbial communities that consist of distinct small colonies differing in colour and shape. Visible to the naked eye, the colonies cover cave walls and are strewn with light-reflecting water droplets. In this study, the diversity of prokaryotes constituting these unusual microbial communities in Pajsarjeva jama cave was examined. A molecular survey based… CONTINUE READING
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