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Subglacial Lake Vostok (Antarctica) Accretion Ice Contains a Diverse Set of Sequences from Aquatic, Marine and Sediment-Inhabiting Bacteria and Eukarya

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, July 2013
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Title
Subglacial Lake Vostok (Antarctica) Accretion Ice Contains a Diverse Set of Sequences from Aquatic, Marine and Sediment-Inhabiting Bacteria and Eukarya
Published in
PLoS ONE, July 2013
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0067221
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Authors

Yury M. Shtarkman, Zeynep A. Koçer, Robyn Edgar, Ram S. Veerapaneni, Tom D’Elia, Paul F. Morris, Scott O. Rogers

Abstract

Lake Vostok, the 7(th) largest (by volume) and 4(th) deepest lake on Earth, is covered by more than 3,700 m of ice, making it the largest subglacial lake known. The combination of cold, heat (from possible hydrothermal activity), pressure (from the overriding glacier), limited nutrients and complete darkness presents extreme challenges to life. Here, we report metagenomic/metatranscriptomic sequence analyses from four accretion ice sections from the Vostok 5G ice core. Two sections accreted in the vicinity of an embayment on the southwestern end of the lake, and the other two represented part of the southern main basin. We obtained 3,507 unique gene sequences from concentrates of 500 ml of 0.22 µm-filtered accretion ice meltwater. Taxonomic classifications (to genus and/or species) were possible for 1,623 of the sequences. Species determinations in combination with mRNA gene sequence results allowed deduction of the metabolic pathways represented in the accretion ice and, by extension, in the lake. Approximately 94% of the sequences were from Bacteria and 6% were from Eukarya. Only two sequences were from Archaea. In general, the taxa were similar to organisms previously described from lakes, brackish water, marine environments, soil, glaciers, ice, lake sediments, deep-sea sediments, deep-sea thermal vents, animals and plants. Sequences from aerobic, anaerobic, psychrophilic, thermophilic, halophilic, alkaliphilic, acidophilic, desiccation-resistant, autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms were present, including a number from multicellular eukaryotes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 6%
Germany 3 2%
France 3 2%
Brazil 3 2%
Chile 2 1%
Sweden 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Switzerland 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Other 14 7%
Unknown 153 77%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 25%
Researcher 41 21%
Student > Bachelor 31 16%
Student > Master 31 16%
Student > Postgraduate 10 5%
Other 35 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 110 56%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 25 13%
Environmental Science 20 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 6%
Physics and Astronomy 6 3%
Other 26 13%

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