Microorganisms in the accreted ice of Lake Vostok, Antarctica.

  title={Microorganisms in the accreted ice of Lake Vostok, Antarctica.},
  author={David M. Karl and David F. Bird and Karin C Bj{\"o}rkman and Timothy J Houlihan and Rodney E. Shackelford and Luis M. Tupas},
  volume={286 5447},
Analysis of a portion of Vostok ice core number 5G, which is thought to contain frozen water derived from Lake Vostok, Antarctica (a body of liquid water located beneath about 4 kilometers of glacial ice), revealed between 2 x 10(2) and 3 x 10(2) bacterial cells per milliliter and low concentrations of potential growth nutrients. Lipopolysaccharide (a Gram-negative bacterial cell biomarker) was also detected at concentrations consistent with the cell enumeration data, which suggests a… CONTINUE READING
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