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Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance from Human Sewage to the Antarctic Environment
Entry ID: ASAC_2936

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 2936.

Antibiotic resistance is common in bacteria associated with humans. This characteristic is often used to identify sources of environmental contamination by determining bacterial growth in the presence of antibiotics. A DNA element called an integron, which can capture, mobilise and express genes allows bacteria to be resistant to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.24   S: -66.32   E: 110.56   W: 110.48

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-09-30
Stop Date: 2011-03-31
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GRAB SAMPLERS Ancillary Description
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Field work:
1) Samples were collected at Casey during the 08/09 season by J. Stark (Complete)
a) effluent (2 x 50-100 ml) from waste water treatment plant
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Phone: +61 2 9850 6974
Email: mpower at
Contact Address:
Macquarie University
City: Marsfield
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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