Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments

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Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments. / Cameron, Karen; Stibal, Marek; Olsen, Nikoline S.; Mikkelsen, Andreas B.; Elberling, Bo; Jacobsen, Carsten.

In: Microbial Ecology, Vol. 74, No. 1, 01.07.2017, p. 6-9.

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Cameron, K, Stibal, M, Olsen, NS, Mikkelsen, AB, Elberling, B & Jacobsen, C 2017, 'Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments' Microbial Ecology, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 6-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-016-0926-2

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Cameron, K., Stibal, M., Olsen, N. S., Mikkelsen, A. B., Elberling, B., & Jacobsen, C. (2017). Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments. Microbial Ecology, 74(1), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-016-0926-2

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Cameron K, Stibal M, Olsen NS, Mikkelsen AB, Elberling B, Jacobsen C. Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments. Microbial Ecology. 2017 Jul 1;74(1):6-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-016-0926-2

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Cameron, Karen ; Stibal, Marek ; Olsen, Nikoline S. ; Mikkelsen, Andreas B. ; Elberling, Bo ; Jacobsen, Carsten. / Potential Activity of Subglacial Microbiota Transported to Anoxic River Delta Sediments. In: Microbial Ecology. 2017 ; Vol. 74, No. 1. pp. 6-9.

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