Searching for eukaryotic life preserved in Antarctic permafrost

  title={Searching for eukaryotic life preserved in Antarctic permafrost},
  author={Laura Zucconi and Laura Selbmann and Pietro Buzzini and Benedetta Turchetti and Mauro Guglielmin and Jens C Frisvad and Silvano Onofri},
  journal={Polar Biology},
Fungi and yeasts isolated in pure culture from Antarctic permafrost collected at different depths in the McMurdo Dry Valleys were identified with cultural, physiological and molecular methods. Fungi belonged to the genera Penicillium, Eurotium, Cladosporium, Alternaria, Engyodonthium, Aureobasidium, Cordyceps, Rhizopus and yeasts to the genera Cryptococcus and Sporidiobolus. All the strains can be defined as mesophilic psychrotolerant. The molecular analyses revealed that these fungal genotypes… CONTINUE READING
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