Thermophilic bacteria in cool temperate soils: are they metabolically active or continually added by global atmospheric transport?

@article{Marchant2008ThermophilicBI,
  title={Thermophilic bacteria in cool temperate soils: are they metabolically active or continually added by global atmospheric transport?},
  author={Roger Marchant and Andrea Franzetti and Spyros G. Pavlostathis and Didem Okutman Tas and Isabel Erdbrűgger and Ali Űnyayar and Mehmet Ali Mazmanci and Ibrahim M. Banat},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={78},
  pages={841-852}
}
Thermophilic soil geobacilli isolated from cool temperate geographical zone environments have been shown to be metabolically inactive under aerobic conditions at ambient temperatures (−5 to 25°C). It is now confirmed that a similar situation exists for their anaerobic denitrification activity. It is necessary therefore to determine the mechanisms that sustain the observed significant viable populations in these soils. Population analysis of thermophiles in rainwater and air samples has shown… Expand
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