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Characterisation of microbial communities associated with hypolithic environments in Antarctic Dry Valley soils
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)
The Eastern Antarctic Dry Valley region is a polar desert, where conditions of extreme aridity, high temperature fluctuations and high irradiation levels make it one of the most extreme environments on earth. Despite the ...
Microbial diversity of Antarctic Dry Valley mineral soil
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
Antarctica provides some of the most extreme environments on earth. Low temperatures, low water availability and nutrient deficiency are contributing factors to the limited colonisation of Antarctic biotopes, particularly ...
The diversity of key anabolic genes in antarctic hypolithons
Antarctica is known for its pristine environments. A variety of unsuitable environmental conditions were once thought to render the continent unsuitable for sustaining life. However, metagenomic data have revealed a wealth ...