Soil samples used for ATP analysis of microbial biomass and PCR based methods to determine species diversity and detecting human contamination by testing for human enteric micro-organisms
Entry ID: K023_1999_2000_NZ_1

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Abstract: Soil samples were collected during January 1999 and 2000 from the ornithogenic soils of the Adelie penguin colony at Cape Bird, the volcanic soils at Cape Evans, the gravels and ornithogenic soils of Cape Royds, the western (upper) regions of the Miers Valley, the Canada Glacier site of special scientific interest at Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, the meltpools of the McMurdo Ice Shelf near Bratina ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.22   S: -77.22   E: 166.45   W: 166.45
  N: -78.1   S: -78.1   E: 163.8   W: 163.8
  N: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 163.04   W: 163.04
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 165.33   W: 165.33
  N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 166.4   W: 166.4
  N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.17   W: 166.17

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-31

Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-31
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SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Email: dcowan at
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Department of Biotechnology
University of the Western Cape
City: Cape Town
Postal Code: 7535
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Cowan, D.A. Russell, N.J. Mamais, A. Sheppard, D.M. 2002 Antarctic Dry Valley mineral soils contain unexpectedly high levels of microbial biomass. Extremophiles 6: 431-436
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-01
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