Life in ancient ice /

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Imprint:Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005.
Description:xviii, 307 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subject:Ice -- Microbiology.
Microbiology -- Polar Regions.
Ice -- Microbiology.
Polar regions.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Castello, John D., 1952-
Rogers, Scott O., 1953-
ISBN:0691074755 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Recommendations for Elimination of Contaminants and Authentication of Isolates in Ancient Ice Cores
  • Chapter 3. Perennial Antarctic Lake Ice: A Refuge for Cyanobacteria in an Extreme Environment
  • Chapter 4. The Growth of Prokaryotes in Antarctic Sea Ice: Implications for Ancient Ice Communities
  • Chapter 5. Frozen in Time: The Diatom Record in Ice Cores from Remote Drilling Sites on the Antarctic Ice Sheets
  • Chapter 6. The Nature and Likely Sources of Biogenic Particles Found in Ancient Ice from Antarctica
  • Chapter 7. Microbial Life below the Freezing Point within Permafrost
  • Chapter 8. Yeasts Isolated from Ancient Permafrost
  • Chapter 9. Fungi in Ancient Permafrost Sediments of the Arctic and Antarctic Regions
  • Chapter 10. Viable Phototrophs: Cyanobacteria and Green Algae from the Permafrost Darkness
  • Chapter 11. The Significance and Implications of the Discovery of Filamentous Fungi in Glacial Ice
  • Chapter 12. Yeasts in the Genus Rhodotorula Recovered from the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Chapter 13. Plant and Bacterial Viruses in the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Chapter 14. Viral Pathogens of Humans Likely to Be Preserved in Natural Ice
  • Chapter 15. Classification of Bacteria from Polar and Nonpolar Glacial Ice
  • Chapter 16. Common Features of Microorganisms in Ancient Layers of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • Chapter 17. Comparative Biological Analyses of Accretion Ice from Subglacial Lake Vostok
  • Chapter 18. Search for Microbes and Biogenic Compounds in Polar Ice Using Fluorescence
  • Chapter 19. Living Cells in Permafrost as Models for Astrobiology Research
  • Chapter 20. A Synopsis of the Past, an Evaluation of the Current, and a Glance toward the Future
  • Index