Recent advances and future perspectives in microbial phototrophy in Antarctic Sea ice
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 13:40 authored by Koh, EY, Martin, AR, Andrew McMinnAndrew McMinn, Ryan, KG
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.
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
PublisherM D P I A G
Place of publicationSwitzerland
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