E. N. Chebotarjov. Recent state of natural microbiota in the terrestrial freshwater and marine ecosystems of the antarctic
This paper is the review of the recent microbiological investigations in the sea-waters and lakes of the antarctica during the past forty years. The review is considered with the data on the distribution patterns, abundance, biomass and production of the bacterioplankton in the antarctic Seas and discussed the physiological and biochemical characteristics of the bacteria picked up from sea-waters. The separate part of the review is dedicated to microbiological activity in continental antarctic freshwater and salt lakes and influence of different environmental factors on water bacteria.