Subglacial lakes

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Abstract

This chapter describes the geographic range, history and distribution of subglacial lakes. The extreme characteristics as well as the predicted diversity and community composition of life in subglacial lakes are discussed. Further, a number of existing studies in subglacial lakes along with the methods employed in the studies, are also presented. Finally, the chapter introduces the potentials of subglacial lake extremophiles in biotechnology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife at extremes: environments, organisms and strategies for survival
EditorsE. M. Bell
PublisherCABI
Pages122-137
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781845938147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2012

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