Stable microbial community composition on the Greenland Ice Sheet

@inproceedings{Musilova2015StableMC,
  title={Stable microbial community composition on the Greenland Ice Sheet},
  author={Michaela Musilova and Martyn Tranter and Sarah A. M. Bennett and Jemma Louise Wadham and Alexandre M Anesio},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2015}
}
The first molecular-based studies of microbes in snow and on glaciers have only recently been performed on the vast Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS). Aeolian microbial seeding is hypothesized to impact on glacier surface community compositions. Localized melting of glacier debris (cryoconite) into the surface ice forms cryoconite holes, which are considered 'hot… CONTINUE READING