New record of moss and thermophilic bacteria species and physico-chemical properties of geothermal soils on the northwest slope of Mt. Melbourne (Antarctica)

@article{Bargagli2004NewRO,
  title={New record of moss and thermophilic bacteria species and physico-chemical properties of geothermal soils on the northwest slope of Mt. Melbourne (Antarctica)},
  author={R. Bargagli and M. L. Skotnicki and Laura Marri and Mar{\'i}a Gabriela Fern{\'a}ndez Pepi and Anne Maree Mackenzie and Chiara Agnorelli},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={423-431}
}
Four samples of surface soils, one with shoots of an unidentified moss species, were collected from a geothermal site on the northwest slope of volcanic Mt. Melbourne (northern Victoria Land, continental Antarctica) to determine physico-chemical properties, isolate existing strains of heterotrophic microorganisms, and identify the moss species through molecular genetic techniques. Surface soil features such as temperature, grain-size, pH, moisture content, and isolated genera of bacteria… 
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