Microbiota within the perennial ice cover of Lake Vida, Antarctica.

  title={Microbiota within the perennial ice cover of Lake Vida, Antarctica.},
  author={Annika C Mosier and Alison E. Murray and Christian H. Fritsen},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  volume={59 2},
Lake Vida, located in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, is an 'ice-sealed' lake with approximately 19 m of ice covering a highly saline water column (approximately 245 ppt). The lower portions of the ice cover and the lake beneath have been isolated from the atmosphere and land for circa 2800 years. Analysis of microbial assemblages within the perennial ice cover of the lake revealed a diverse array of bacteria and eukarya. Bacterial and eukaryal denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis… CONTINUE READING


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