Microbiology of the sulfur-dominated glacial ecosystem at Borup Fiord Pass, and high Arctic low-temperature spring associated microbial mats, The
Borup Fiord Pass (BFP) located on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic is a unique low-temperature environment. BFP is a sulfur-dominated ecosystem that occurs within the Krieger mountains. Here, a subglacial spring emergences from the toe of a coalescence glacier. The presence of high concentrations of sulfur and low temperatures make BFP an excellent terrestrial analog for the study of potential astrobiological targets. High concentrations of sulfur also make BFP an ideal location for studying how microbial organisms can utilize reduced and oxidized forms of sulfur to thrive in cold ...
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