Hudson, J.A. & Daniel, R.M. (1988). Enumeration of thermophilic heterotrophs in Geothermally heated Soils from Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 54(2), 622-624.
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Soil samples with temperatures up to 64°C were collected from Mount Erebus, an active volcano located on Ross Island, Antarctica. Acridine orange direct counts and most probable number counts of soil samples stored at 4°C for 2 months showed a wide variation in the number of thermophilic microorganisms in different soils. Organisms similar to Clostridium thermohydrosulfuricum, Bacillus schlegelii, and Bacillus acidocaldarius, as well as neutrophilic Bacillus strains, were isolated.
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