Antarctica: The Microbiology of an Unfrozen Saline Pond

G. H. Meyer, M. B. Morrow, O. Wyss, T. E. Berg, J. L. Littlepage
1962 Science  
A saline pond in a region in Antarctia where other lakes and ponds are frozen remains unfrozen at the prevailing low temperatures. The ecology of the pond is unique. A distinctive aerobic microbial population, though restricted to this natural habitat, adapts to growth in artificial culture. The growth habit of these organisms, as seen in nature and in laboratory culture, indicates a possible relationship between growth at high salt concentration, at low temperatures, and in media of low
more » ... content. to grow at low temperatures and in an environment of low organic content (11).
doi:10.1126/science.138.3545.1103 pmid:17772969 fatcat:5pyx56c5ijddhignatwxs5zsju