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Recent advances and future perspectives in microbial phototrophy in Antarctic Sea ice


Koh, EY and Martin, AR and McMinn, A and Ryan, KG, Recent advances and future perspectives in microbial phototrophy in Antarctic Sea ice, Biology, 1, (3) pp. 542-556. ISSN 2079-7737 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/biology1030542


Bacteria that utilize sunlight to supplement metabolic activity are now being described in a range of ecosystems. While it is likely that phototrophy provides an important competitive advantage, the contribution that these microorganisms make to the bioenergetics of polar marine ecosystems is unknown. In this minireview, we discuss recent advances in our understanding of phototrophic bacteria and highlight the need for future research.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:phototrophic bacteria, cyanobacteria, aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria, proteorhodopsin, Antarctic sea ice
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:Martin, AR (Dr Andrew Martin)
UTAS Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:80105
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2012-10-23
Last Modified:2018-03-16
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