Diversity of Bacteria from Antarctica, Arctic, Himalayan Glaciers and Stratosphere

  • Sisinthy Shivaji
  • Madhab K Chattopadhyay
  • Gundlapadly S Reddy
Keywords: Diversity; Himalayan; Stratosphere; Antarctica


This review explores the bacterial diversity of Antarctica, Arctic, Himalayan glaciers and Stratosphere with a view to
establish their abundance, their identity and capability to adapt to cold temperatures. It also highlights the unique survival
strategies of these psychrophiles at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organism level. It also establishes their utility to
mankind in the spheres of health, agriculture and medicine. A major part of the review includes studies carried by scientists
in India in the above extreme cold habitats.


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