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Taxonomy of Halophiles from Antarctic SoilsEntry ID: ASAC_253
Abstract: A number of moderate halophiles tolerating 10-15% salt, and extreme halophiles tolerating 22% salt were isolated from soils of the Vestfold Hills. The extreme halophiles were identified as Halomonas and Halobacterium. A number of moderate halophiles were biochemically characterised, but this work was not published, being overtaken by better molecular methods for such studies.
Start Date: 1982-10-01Stop Date: 1985-03-31
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Line M. (1988), Microbial flora of some soils of Mawson base and the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, Polar Biology, 8, 421-427
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