Isolation of bacteria and 16S rDNAs from Lake Vostok accretion ice.

  title={Isolation of bacteria and 16S rDNAs from Lake Vostok accretion ice.},
  author={Brent Craig Christner and Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie G. Thompson and John N Reeve},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={3 9},
Lake Vostok, the largest subglacial lake in Antarctica, is separated from the surface by approximately 4 km of glacial ice. It has been isolated from direct surface input for at least 420 000 years, and the possibility of a novel environment and ecosystem therefore exists. Lake Vostok water has not been sampled, but an ice core has been recovered that extends into the ice accreted below glacial ice by freezing of Lake Vostok water. Here, we report the recovery of bacterial isolates belonging to… CONTINUE READING
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