Enrichment of Cryoconite Hole Anaerobes: Implications for the Subglacial Microbiome

@inproceedings{Zdanowski2016EnrichmentOC,
  title={Enrichment of Cryoconite Hole Anaerobes: Implications for the Subglacial Microbiome},
  author={Marek K. Zdanowski and Albert Bogdanowicz and Jan Gawor and Robert Gromadka and Dorota Wolicka and Jakub Grzesiak},
  booktitle={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2016}
}
Glaciers have recently been recognized as ecosystems comprised of several distinct habitats: a sunlit and oxygenated glacial surface, glacial ice, and a dark, mostly anoxic glacial bed. Surface meltwaters annually flood the subglacial sediments by means of drainage channels. Glacial surfaces host aquatic microhabitats called cryoconite holes, regarded as “hot spots” of microbial abundance and activity, largely contributing to the meltwaters’ bacterial diversity. This study presents an… CONTINUE READING