Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 18, 3751–3762, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3751–3762, 2021

Research article 23 Jun 2021

Research article | 23 Jun 2021

Evaluating the potential for Haloarchaea to serve as ice nucleating particles

Jessie M. Creamean et al.

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Microorganisms have the unique ability to form ice in clouds at relatively warm temperatures, especially specific types of plant bacteria. However, to date, members of the domain Archaea have not been evaluated for their cloud-forming capabilities. Here, we show the first results of Haloarchaea that have the ability to form cloud ice at moderate supercooled temperatures that are found in hypersaline environments on Earth.
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