Evolutionary origins of Antarctic microbiota: invasion, selection and endemism

  title={Evolutionary origins of Antarctic microbiota: invasion, selection and endemism},
  author={Warwick F. Vincent},
  journal={Antarctic Science},
  pages={374 - 385}
  • W. Vincent
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Antarctic Science
Increasing interest in the ecological roles, conservation and biotechnological potential of Antarctic microbiota has focused attention on their biodiversity and evolutionary origins. Antarctic microbial ecosystems provide useful models for general questions in evolutionary ecology given the relative isolation of the South Polar Region, the severe biological constraints imposed by the polar environment, and the absence of higher plants and animals in some Antarctic habitats. Sealed environments… 
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