Glacier algaea dark past and a darker future

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Glacier algae : a dark past and a darker future. / Williamson, Christopher; Cameron, Karen; Cook, Joseph; Zarsky, Jakub; Stibal, Marek; Edwards, Arwyn.

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 10, 524, 04.04.2019.

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Williamson, C, Cameron, K, Cook, J, Zarsky, J, Stibal, M & Edwards, A 2019, 'Glacier algae: a dark past and a darker future', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 10, 524. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00524

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Williamson, C., Cameron, K., Cook, J., Zarsky, J., Stibal, M., & Edwards, A. (2019). Glacier algae: a dark past and a darker future. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, [524]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00524

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Williamson C, Cameron K, Cook J, Zarsky J, Stibal M, Edwards A. Glacier algae: a dark past and a darker future. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2019 Apr 4;10. 524. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00524

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Williamson, Christopher ; Cameron, Karen ; Cook, Joseph ; Zarsky, Jakub ; Stibal, Marek ; Edwards, Arwyn. / Glacier algae : a dark past and a darker future. In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 2019 ; Vol. 10.

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