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Biodiversity of microbial mats in Antarctica

Dutch title: Biodiversiteit van microbiële matten in Antarctica
Reference no: P102/41T05699
Acronym: Micromat
Period: November 1998 till February 2001
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Genetic diversity; Marine biology; Microbial mats
Geographical term: Antarctica [Marine Regions]

Institutes (2)  Top 
  • Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences; Centre d'Ingénierie des Protéines (CIP), more, co-ordinator
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biochemie en Microbiologie; Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, more

The biodiversity of microbial mats, present in Antarctic lakes will be investigated on the basis of culturable and nonculturable micro-organisms. The isolated micro-organisms will be screened for their potential production of bioactive compounds. The laboratory of microbiology is in charge of isolation and identification of heterotrophic bacteria.

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