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Microbial data from the Macquarie Island Respirometry Experiment 2006
Entry ID: MI_microcosm2006_microbial_data

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Abstract: A microcosm experiment utilising a respirometry system and 14C-labelled hexadecane was initiated to investigate the effects of differing oxygen regimes on hydrocarbon degradation in soil from sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Measurements of oxygen consumed, carbon dioxide produced, total petroleum hydrocarbon degradation and nitrate and ammonium concentrations were made. The microbial community ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.6   S: -54.64   E: 158.87   W: 158.85

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-09-10
Stop Date: 2006-12-24
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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Quality Temporal coverage is approximate only. The soil used in the experiment was collected in an earlier season and stored frozen. The actual experiment ran for 12 weeks between September and December 2006.
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Postal Code: 7001
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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