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Psychrotrophic Metal Tolerant Bacteria for Mobilisation of Metals in Antarctic Waters

Introduction Antarctic has for a long time been viewed as a pristine environment as compared to other oceanic regions experiencing both local and global anthropogenic influences only over larger time scales (Bonner 1984, Evans et al., 2000). This remotest region of the earth is a model system where human assisted biological invasion can be understood (Rudolph and Benninghoff, 1977; Vincent, 1988). However, it is now being established that microbial diasporas are also reaching Antarctic from land masses (Walton, 1990). Heavy...

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