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Cryptobiosis in Terrestrial Antarctic Invertebrates
Entry ID: ASAC_58

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Abstract: An analysis of bedrock and associated soils was conducted at a series of coastal localities in East Antarctica as well as further inland in the Prince Charles Mountains. Protozoans and micrometazoans were extracted from soil samples and an assessment made of their ecological relations with each other and with soil characteristics.
Mineral soils, regardless of topographic elevation and proximity ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.58   S: -71.42   E: 78.0   W: 62.82

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Heatwole, H.
Dataset Title: Cryptobiosis in Terrestrial Antarctic Invertebrates
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-05-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-06
Stop Date: 1990-02-03
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City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 49 kb
Distribution Format: excel
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Heatwole, H., Alter, D., Charley, J., Stephenson, N.C.N., Bedford, J., O'Donoghue, P., Miller, W.R. and Reay, F. (1999), From bedrock to biota: weathering, physico-chemical properties, protozoans and micrometazoans of some soils of East Antarctica, ANARE Reports, 140

Miller, W.R. and Heatwole, H. (1995), Tardigrades of the Australian Antarctic Territories: the Mawson Coast, East Antarctica., Invertebrate Biology, 114, 1, 27-38
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DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-12-02
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