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Investigation into the environmental factors that drive microbial diversity in the soils of the Miers Valley, Mt Erebus, Bratina Island and Beacon Valley
Entry ID: K023_2005_2007_NZ_1

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Abstract: Modern molecular phylogenetics, in conjunction with sensitive mineral surface geochemical analysis, was used to determine the quantitative and qualitative distribution of micro-organism in Dry Valley soils, the key environmental factors that determine microbial distribution and what the role of micro-organism in community structure are. Several sites were sampled including Mt Erebus, the Miers ... View entire text
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  N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81
  N: -77.77   S: -77.77   E: 167.45   W: 167.45
  N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.53   W: 165.53
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.72   W: 160.72

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Start Date: 2005-01-24
Stop Date: 2005-02-05
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Quality In the 2005-2006 season, samples of soil, sediment and water were collected from Tramway Ridge, Bratina Island meltwater ponds and in the Miers Valley. A set of soil and hypolith samples are held in South Africa.

In the 2006-2007 season, samples were collected from Tramway Ridge, Mt Erebus, the Miers Valley and Beacon Valley. Samples consisted of soil, ... View entire text
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Cowan, D.A. Ah Tow, L. Smith, J.J. Cary, C. Moodley, K. 2005 Microbial molecular ecology of continental Antarctic biotopes. Antarctica: Global Laboratory for Scientific and International Collaboration. Tan, A., Yasin, Z., Mansor, M.(eds), Kuala Lumpur Academy of Sciences Malaysia
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