Microbiology of Some Soils from Antarctica


ANALYSES of soil from Antarctica reveal little weathering and only minute quantities of organic matter1. Vegetation in this area is commonly restricted to mosses, lichens, or algae. A number of samples of moss, algae and soil from the McMurdo Sound region have been examined to determine the nature of the microflora and microfauna associated with this very simple organic cycle.

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FLINT, E., STOUT, J. Microbiology of Some Soils from Antarctica. Nature 188, 767–768 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188767b0

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