Soil, wood, hay and feed samples collected from Scotts Hut at Cape Evans to determine the presence/absence of Bacillus sp
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_5

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Summary
Abstract: Three soil samples were taken from Hut Point, 73 from Cape Evans and 28 from Cape Royds to determine the presence/absence of Bacillus sp. At Cape Evans, transects were made and soil cores were taken to a depth of approximately 10 cm intervals of 1 meter for the length of the annex area (2003-2004). Other samples included wood, hay and feed. Molecular DNA probes were used to determine if anthrax DNA is present in any of these samples (detection level approximately 3-4 spores per gram dry weight of material). These samples were catalogued for both RNA and DNA extraction to potentially identify expressed genes and possible viability of spores. Absolute quantitative real-time PCR will be utilized for the detection and possible viability of any spores present.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: University of Minnesota's project homepage. These are joint collaborators with the University of Waikato Publications (pdf) are available on this website. All wood samples are held here.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Investigators profile: Please contact the investigator for further information on the University of Waikato Antarctic Fungal Collection


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Antarctic Heritage Trust related information on historic huts fungi


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.5529 S: -77.8472  E: 166.6333  W: 166.1685

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-12-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE EVANS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ROYDS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FEED PRODUCTS >FEED CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH >DISEASES/EPIDEMICS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTH


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
ROBERTA L FARRELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4704
Fax: +64 7 838 4976
Email: r.farrell at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-26

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