In situ Dynamics of O2, pH, Light, and Photosynthesis in Ikaite Tufa Columns (Ikka Fjord, Greenland)—A Unique Microbial Habitat

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Trampe, Erik C. L.; Larsen, Jens E. N.; Glaring, Mikkel A.; Stougaard, Peter; Kühl, Michael; (2016)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology,volume 7 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4871860, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00722
  • Subject: extreme environments | ikaite | photosynthesis | alkaline | biofilm | Microbiology | Original Research | microsensor | tufa columns

The Ikka Fjord (SW Greenland) harbors a unique microbial habitat in the form of several hundred submarine tufa columns composed of ikaite, a special hexahydrate form of calcium carbonate that precipitates when alkaline phosphate- and carbonate-enriched spring water seep... View more
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