Abstracts on Global Climate Change

Oct 2006

Lichen flora around the Korean Antarctic Scientific Station, King George Island, Antarctic

Kim, JH Ahn, IY Hong, SG Andreev, M Lim, KM Oh, MJ Koh, YJ Hur, JS


As part of the long-term monitoring projects on Antarctic terrestrial vegetation in relation to global climate change, a lichen floristical survey was conducted around the Korean Antarctic Station (King Sejong Station), which is located on Barton Peninsula, King George Island, in January and February of 2006. Two hundred and twenty-five lichen specimens were collected and sixty-two lichen species in 38 genera were identified by morphological characteristics, chemical constituents, TLC analysis and ITS nucleotide sequence analysis.

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