Monday, February 6, 2017

BacterioFiles 285 - Sultry Snow Cell Sun Screen

Red snow
By Will Beback, CC BY-SA 3.0
This episode: Algae growing in Arctic snow make red pigments that heat up their surroundings!

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Show notes:
News item

Journal Paper:
Lutz S, Anesio AM, Raiswell R, Edwards A, Newton RJ, Gill F, Benning LG. 2016. The biogeography of red snow microbiomes and their role in melting arctic glaciers. Nat Commun 7:11968.

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    1 comment:

    1. Another very fascinating find! I'm curious to see more research on this Algae.