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Analysis of soil samples (surface and cores), penguin faeces and water for influenza evolution determined from viruses preserved in adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) guano at Cape Bird and Cape Adare
Entry ID: K030_1999_2000_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The gene sequence of the influenza virus from the frozen soil beneath Adelie penguin colonies on Ross Island, Antarctica was analysed. Gene sequences from virus stored since 1933 show that the virus causing human epidemics originated from bird influenza. Penguins are susceptible to influenza and the virus is preserved at low temperatures. Because of this, it was expected that samples of the ... View entire text
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1.   N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68  
2.   N: -71.28   S: -71.28   E: 170.23   W: 170.23  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-03
Stop Date: 2000-01-10
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COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 7 373 55298
Fax: +61 7 373 57459
Email: d.lambert at griffith.edu.at
Contact Address:
Griffith School of Environment
Griffith School of Biomolecular and Physical Science
Griffith University
170 Kessels Road
City: Nathan
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4111
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-27

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