Isolation, Identification, Morphological and Adhesion Properties of Microorganisms from Antarctic Soils
In the present study we present the results from the isolation and study of microorganisms from Antarctic soils. The soil and lichen samples were gathered from the Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. For the isolation of the different microorganism, different nutritious media were used. The isolated microorganisms were macro-morphologically and micro-morphologically studied. We also investigated the adhesion properties of defined microorganisms on the surface of different metals (copper, aluminium, low carbon steel, and zinc) by using the SEM system JSM 5510. Our results demonstrated that the Antarctic continent is a habitat for a diversity of species of microorganisms despite the harsh living conditions. The microorganisms from the Antarctic continent represent a significant carbon pool. The implication for future studies of such icy environments is that it is essential to know how quickly they are accumulated (growth rate vs. input rate), i.e. whether the microorganisms identified are merely transient organisms, established but not dividing, established and dividing slowly or established and reproducing effectively.
Disclaimer/Regarding indexing issue:
We have provided the online access of all issues and papers to the indexing agencies (as given on journal web site). It’s depend on indexing agencies when, how and what manner they can index or not. Hence, we like to inform that on the basis of earlier indexing, we can’t predict the today or future indexing policy of third party (i.e. indexing agencies) as they have right to discontinue any journal at any time without prior information to the journal. So, please neither sends any question nor expects any answer from us on the behalf of third party i.e. indexing agencies.Hence, we will not issue any certificate or letter for indexing issue. Our role is just to provide the online access to them. So we do properly this and one can visit indexing agencies website to get the authentic information.